Build a Dipole Antenna Center Insulator


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Thanks to Michael Martens (Kb9VBR) for this excellent tutorial on making a strong, weather-resistant center insulator for HF dipole antennas.

If you follow Michael's step-by-step assembly process, you'll have a sturdy support for your HF dipole antenna at a fraction of the cost of a commercially made product.

Here are some of Michael's observations:
The dipole is a common antenna for the amateur radio operator; and with good reason- dipoles are easy to build and are proven performers. Recently I wanted to build a dipole but didn't have a center insulator. Instead of paying $25-45 and waiting days for delivery‚ I decided to build my own for about $12 using common parts (with the exception of the SO-239) and tools available at your local home improvement store. Parts List: 1 - ¾ x ¾ x 1 inch PVC Tee connector 2 - ¾ inch PVC plugs 1 - 1 inch PVC plug 3 - 3/16 x 1 ½ inch eye bolts 3 - Number 10 washers 3 - 10 x 24 nylon lock nuts SO-239 bulkhead connector. Order: https://amzn.to/2EwFHbH Rosin core solder and flux 14ga stranded insulated wire 20/40m Linked Dipole Antenna Project: https://youtu.be/zvtKlqQ6DSo Support Ham Radio Q&A by shopping at Amazon: http://amzn.to/2kO6LH7 Read my blog: http://www.jpole-antenna.com Colophon: Camera https://amzn.to/2GV2Og1 Lens https://amzn.to/2GWC5zU Wireless Microphone: https://amzn.to/2qt3vDc Microphone: https://amzn.to/30lJheO Music by license: http://www.premiumbeats.com #dipole #Antenna #HamRadio
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As Michael suggests, you can find most of the materials for this project at the nearest home improvement outlet or neighborhood hardware store.  A nice, simple project that will last for years.

Thanks for joining us today.

Aloha es 73 de Russ (KH6JRM).

 

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