Quick and dirty 50 MHz halfwave wire vertical antenna


Thanks to Australian radio amateur Peter Parker (VK3YE) for this simple, effective vertical antenna for the 6 meter Amateur Radio band.

All you need are a few basic tools, a fiberglass mast, and 3 meters/9.84 feet of wire to get on the air.

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This is post 2768 in a continuing series of simple ham radio antennas.

Here are some comments from Peter:

Don't have an antenna for 50 MHz? Many people don't. Here's a quick half wavelength vertical that will get you on 50 MHz in no time. All you need is 3 m of wire (for the element), a support pole, a variable capacitor that goes up to about 60 pF (a lesser maximum like 20 pF would also be OK), a short section of 9mm dowelling and some extra wire for the coil and radial. I tested it on WSPR with VK3II 50km away as receiving. I was a similar strength to VK3DXE who is nearby and running similar power. PS: If you liked this video please consider supporting Amateur Radio VK3YE by: * Subscribing on YouTube, * Checking my books page at https://books.vk3ye.com​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​ to see if any appeal, * Shopping on Amazon via: https://amzn.to/3iiDQXv​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​ , or * Shopping on eBay via: https://ebay.us/i9DuWP (then if you buy something I'll get a small commission at no cost to you)
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Aloha es 73 de Russ (KH6JRM).

 

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