Simple 20m Back Garden DX Antenna

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This is post 2571 in a continuing series of simple ham radio antennas.

Now that Solar Cycle 25 is underway, many radio amateurs will resume their search for DX and other rare locations.

One of the best early bands for serious DX work is the familiar standby of 20 meters.  That band is open many hours of the day, including some evening and early morning operations.

In this video, Peter of "Waters & Stanton" in the UK shows us how to design, make, and use a basic "L" antenna.  The antenna uses only 2 pieces of wire for the antenna--one for the radiating element and the other for a counterpoise.

Despite is simplicity, the antenna works well and should give you many hours of enjoyment.

Here are some comments from Peter:

Here's a simple wire antenna that you can make quickly. It's a sure fire design that will get you onto 20m and let you try your hand at DX.


Thanks for joining us today.

Aloha es 73 de Russ (KH6JRM).


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