Simple portable HF Antennas


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This is post 2574 in a continuing series of simple ham radio antennas.

Thanks to Tim (G5TM) for this helpful tutorial on designing, making, and using simple portable HF antennas.  These inexpensive antennas are suitable for both at-home use and field operations.

Here are some general comments from Tim:

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Aloha es 73 de Russ (KH6JRM).

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