How to build an inverted L for low bands.




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This is post 2338 in a continuing series of simple ham radio antennas.

If you enjoy working the low bands (80m/160m), then you know how difficult it can be to place a decent antennas for these frequencies on a small urban lot.

In this video from Callum (M0MCX) we learn how to build inverted L antennas to cover these bands.  Callum does an excellent job of explaining the theory, construction practices, and testing behind these HF antennas.

Here are some of his remarks:

I finally made my first Inverted L in summer 2017 to enter the IOTA contest for 80m band. I loved it. Small footprint and the best of both worlds, some DX capability on the one hand and some "local" ability too. See what you think. My name is Callum, callsign M0MCX. The whole DX Commander brand was a bit of an "accident" since I already have 2 x day-jobs (I own a couple of tech companies). Everything I make, I use myself. They were the answer to *my* problems so I made stuff that worked for me. I don't make stuff that doesn't work and although I'm considered not short of a few dollars, I love the idea of making things economical, easy to build and as efficient as you can achieve. My store is here: https://www.m0mcx.co.uk/store/products/ and I ship (almost) worldwide. Russia seems to be too expensive however EU, USA, Canada and VK land still make my products economical when you include shipping. Enjoy your radio folks. Good luck. Callum.

Thanks for joining us today.

Aloha es 73 de Russ (KH6JRM).



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