Field expedient 40 meter dipole antenna
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This is post 2492 in a continuing series of simple ham radio antennas.
Thanks to "SurvivalComms" for this simple, effective 40 meter dipole made from surplus WD-1 field phone wire. The antenna is easily made from whatever wire you have handy. Eighteen gauge speaker wire can be used as well.
It will only take a few minutes to build this antenna, which then can be placed in your emergency "go-kit".
Make one for your home station just in case your regular antenna succumbs to a weather emergency. With a little luck, you can find usable wire at garage sales, public recycling centers, or even at neighborhood discount stores.
Thanks for joining us today.
Aloha es 73 de Russ (KH6JRM).