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This is post 2668 in a continuing series of simple ham radio antennas.
Thanks to Kevin Loughin (KB9RLW) for this interesting antenna comparison. Kevin describes the advantages and disadvantages of each antenna design.
Although the basic half-wavelength dipole will fulfill most daily requirements, you may want to build a folded dipole antenna, which exhibits a bit more bandwidth. Kevin does an excellent job of explaining the construction practices and performance issues of both antennas.
Here are a few comments from Kevin:
Thanks for joining us today.
Aloha es 73 de Russ (KH6JRM).