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DIY Multi-Band Dipole for 20 and 40 meters

Thanks to W4AOX for this simple, inexpensive HF antenna covering the 20 and 40 meter Amateur Radio bands.  The design is a variant of the popular "Fan Dipole" which has been used by radio amateurs for decades.

The video takes you step-by-step through the design and building of this basic HF antenna.

Here are some general comment from W4AOX:

In this video I go through the steps to build a very simple, inexpensive multi band dipole antenna for the 40 and 20 meter amateur radio bands which can be used either at your home or in the field for off-grid emergency communications. Additionally, this DIY wire dipole antenna will also work on the 15, 12, 10 and 6 meter bands if your radio has an ATU or you have an external tuner. This exact DIY Dipole Antenna has allowed me to work and confirm 26 countries, all 50 U.S. states and every continent. Parts List: 1ea. 1G 1/2" PVC Box 1ea. Cover 1ea. SO239 Connector - 4ea. 3/8 eyelet crimp or solder electrical connector 1ea. Buddy Pole Adapter - 2ea. 3/8x24 Coupling nut - 4ea. 3/8-24x1/2 SS Cap screw - 2ea. PVC Pipe Coupler 1ea. 1/2" PVC Pipe to 1/2" Pipe Thread 2ea. CPVC Bushing 6 1/2' of PVC pipe 90' of 12 gauge stranded copper wire Hot glue or Epoxy Please Like this video and be sure to Subscribe to see more videos from me. You can read my entire blog post here: Blog Link Equipment in the shack: Raspberry Pi 3B+ - Yaesu FT450D Tigertronics SignaLink Homemade Dual Band Dipole antenna (this exact antenna built in this video) For power in the field, I use a 15ah LiFEPO4 battery solar powered setup. Tip Jar DISCLAIMER: This video description contains affiliate links, which means that if you click on one of the product links, I’ll receive a small commission. This helps support the channel and allows me to continue to make videos like this. W4AOX is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to Thank you for the support! The music in the video was used by license from TeknoAxe.


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Aloha es 73 de Russ (KH6JRM).


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