Building a simple, lightweight ham radio antenna for 20m


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This is post 2399 in a continuing series of simple ham radio antennas.

Thanks to Carl (2E0EZT) for this excellent, oft times humorous look at making a basic, inexpensive 20 meter vertical antenna.  The antenna is good for both home and field use.

Here are some of Carl's observations:

A quick video following a conversation with a fellow operator about working lightweight SOTA or similar. I own an MP1 SuperAntenna but felt that making a simple wire antenna and a small flag pole could get you onto the lower bands (20m) quite easily and lightweight. I made this antenna during a break while working at home, it tested fine on the analyser and worked very well during a quick deployment at some high ground near home. PLEASE NOTE: the fold over wire (about 90cm) should be kept away from the rest of the wire antenna running the vertical and not allowed to wrap around or touch the vertical run. I'm a licensed amateur radio operator from the United Kingdom. My YouTube channel features videos focusing on operating portable radio from various locations plus how to videos, tutorials, insights and conversations in the hobby. To subscribe click this link https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCtX8..
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Thanks for joining us today.

Aloha es 73 de Russ (KH6JRM).



 

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