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:

This is a really easy antenna to build. Wether you are new to Amateur Radio, or just want an easy to deploy 2 Meter antenna for out in the field, this is a great project. Here is the link to the antenna calculator I used. Be sure to scroll down a bit to see the diagram of the 70 MHz Slim Jim constructed with 450 Ohm Balanced Feeder. The build is the same, we're just changing lengths to make it for 146 MHz. I also changed the velocity factor to .9 Follow me on Twitter. Here's a bunch of links to stuff I use. Yaesu FT-891: Xiegu X5105: Xiegu G90: Bioenno BLF-1203W: Bioenno BLF-1203AB: Bioenno BLF-1206A: Bioenno 20AH LiFePO4 Battery: Bioenno 12AH LiFePO4 Battery: Bioenno Charge Controller: Battery Charger: Rich Solar 100 Watt Panel: Carhartt Lunch Box: Shakespear 20' Wonderpole: Powerwerx Power Pole Crimping Tool: Powerwerx Power Pole Distribution Block: Powerwerx Volt Meter: Ailunce HD1: Baofeng UV-5R: Tactical Backpack Condor Rip EMT Pouch: iPad mini Bluetooth Keyboard: Red Rock Outdoors Sling Pack: Portable Operating for Amateur Radio Kindle: Portable Operating for Amateur Radio paperback: I may make a small commission on purchases made through the links above. Be sure and subscribe to these great channels: Ham Radio 2.0: Ham Radio Crash Course: KG6HQD: N0SSC: K6UDA Radio: K8MRD Radio Stuff: Signal Search: Ham Radio Now: Kyle - AA0Z: SevenForty1: 100 Watts and a Wire Podcast: DX Commander: W6RIP Radio Adventures: The Smokin Ape: Goodgame Ham Radio, Bees, and Outdoors: Temporarily Offline:


Thanks for joining us today.

Aloha es 73 de Russ (KH6JRM).



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