How to Build a Fan Dipole Amateur Radio Antenna



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This is post 2422 in a continuing series of simple ham radio antennas.

If you want a simple, multiband HF antenna that doesn't require traps or an antenna "tuner", then the classic "Fan Dipole Antenna" may be what you need.

Callum McCormick (the "DX Commander"- M0MCX) takes us step by step in making this basic, efficient HF antenna.  The antenna uses locally available materials and can be used both at home and on portable operations.

Here are some general comments from Callum:

I have built so many fan dipoles, I have now forgotten most of them! And I have never found the spacing between elements too critical either. Tune the longest one first (apparently) and it'll just work. Amazing fun. Balun Myths: https://youtu.be/q_Wn9c8HwcA Easy SWR: https://youtu.be/9GK0NAVltTE HEY! Subscribe here: https://goo.gl/thM5Vq My Shop: https://www.m0mcx.co.uk/store/products/ Playlists: All about Verticals: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list... My Crazy Vlogs: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list... Ham Radio Foundation Training: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list... Goodies for radio buffs: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list... Software for Radio Guys: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list... Antenna Software Modelling: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list... Ham Radio Tips: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list... PS Sub-Titles help out some folks and non-English speaking people. If you are bi-lingual, you can help the others by contributing your time to closed caption subtitles here: https://www.youtube.com/timedtext_cs_.... Let me know if you've done this and I can give you appropriate credit. Enjoy your science folks. Good luck. Callum. M0MCX. DX Commander Founder. Music: EpidemicSound (I have an account).
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