Building a copper-tape VHF window antenna

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This is post 2453 in a continuing series of simple ham radio antennas.

Radio amateurs have used almost anything metal to build antennas. In this video from Gil of the "" network, we see how locally available copper tape can be used to create a "stealthy" 2 meter antenna.  This antenna is good news for those of us living in deed-restricted housing (HOA/CC&Rs).

Here are some general comments from Gil:

Copper tape can be used not only as shielding but as an antenna element. I bought mine on Ebay. Garden supply stores or hardware stores might carry it. You can imagine many uses on windows and other surfaces. Shirts and mugs: Help this channel: Twitter: Facebook: Radio Preppers Forum:


Thanks for joining us today.

Aloha es 73 de Russ (KH6JRM).



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