Field expedient VHF antenna made from TV coax

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This is post 2351 in a continuing series of simple ham radio antennas.

If you need an emergency VHF antenna, then this "quick, down and dirty" project using common RG-6 coaxial cable will get you on the air in just a few minutes.

In an emergency, RG-6 cable (75 ohm impedence) can be used to feed HF dipole antennas.  Use an antenna "tuner" to drop the SWR (1.5 to 1) a bit.

You can find RG-6 at electronics stores, home improvement centers, and neighborhood hardware stores.

Here are some general comments from the video's author:

The field expedient antenna series continues. A VHF antenna out of RG6 TV coax. duct tape, and sticks. Down and dirty tech to put in the know-how tool box for when all else fails.
Thanks for joining us today.

Aloha es 73 de Russ (KH6JRM).


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