Building a balcony vertical dipole VHF antenna
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This is post 2419 in a continuing series of simple ham radio antennas.
Sometimes, our antenna ideas just don't work. In this video from the "RadioPrepper" youtube channel, we see how a great design often fails because of an unexpected environmental situation.
This antenna was made to cover portions of the 6 meter amateur radio band, but failed to perform as designed. The most likely suspect was the metal railing used to support the antenna. A wooden support (such as a chair) or some PVC pipe may have helped alleviate the issue.
Here are some comment from the builder:
Thanks for joining us today.
Aloha es 73 de Russ (KH6JRM).