HAM RADIO: Your First HF Antenna

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This is post 2548 in a continuing series of simple ham radio antennas.

Most radio amateurs can remember their first HF antenna with a mixture of elation and disappointment.

My first HF antenna was a low-level 40 meter dipole which gave me many contacts, despite its poor design and meager range (mostly NVIS).

From that first experiment, I went on to build better antennas which left my original antenna rolled up in the garage.

In this well-made video from Tim (G5TM), we see how newly licensed radio amateurs can find their ideal first HF antenna with a minimum of time and effort.

Tim does an excellent job of explaining the pros and cons of verticals, dipoles, and end-fed wires.

Antenna building is educational and fun, especially when you can make most wire antennas from simple, inexpensive materials.

Catch Tim's enthusiasm and build your own antenna today!

Thanks for joining us today.

Aloha es 73 de Russ (KH6JRM).


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