Build your own roll up slim jim antenna


If you need a simple, lightweight antenna for the 2 meter Amateur Radio band, then this "Slim Jim" project from K8MRD is for you.

The slim jim is easy to make and costs only a few dollars.  The antenna is perfect for portable, emergency, and field operations.

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This is post  2782 in a continuing series of simple ham radio antennas.

Here are some comments from K8MRD:

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Aloha es 73 de Russ (KH6JRM).


 

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