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ZS6BKW HF multiband ham radio antenna build

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If you're looking for a single antenna that covers 80m-10m, then this ZS6BKW design from Bret of "SurvivalComms" should meet your requirements. Bret takes us step-by-step through the design, construction, testing, and use of this popular HF antenna based on the "classic" G5RV. If you can't see the video, please insert this title URL into your browser search box:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YlEN4U8zlpw Here are some comments from Bret: Short video on constructing an HF Multiband wire antenna - The ZS6BKW. It is a variation of the G5RV . #survivalcomms #survivalantennas ----- Thanks for joining us today. Aloha es 73 de Russ (KH6JRM).  

Cheap Compact 160m Antenna Ideas

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The 160-meter Amateur Radio Band provides lots of excitement when the "Top Band" is open.  Unfortunately, the size and length of 160-meter antennas often make  this band unusable for many radio amateurs. But don't give up, yet.  In this video from Callum (M0MCX), we see several modified antenna ideas that can get you on 160-meters with a decent signal.  Among the antennas offered are inverted Ls, loaded verticals, compact dipoles, sloppers, and even loop antennas. If you can't see the video, please insert this title URL into your browser search box:   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pJZKYl3T-aM Here are some comments from Callum (M0MCX): I need a 160m Antenna. Let's look at Inverted L, Sloper, Loaded Vertical a Compact Dipole and the Halo (loop). Let us consider the problem, walk the area and discuss how each would work. Linear Loaded Dipole: https://youtu.be/zWFU-VWOSJI 73, Callum. More videos: ▶️ https://youtube.com/playlist?list=PLc... Antenna Modelling ▶️ h

Effective Indoor Antennas

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Thanks to Dave Casler (KE0OG) for this informative discussion on indoor antennas for radio amateurs (hams).  Whether you live in a deed-restricted property or need a quickly-assembled antenna for emergency or weather-related issues, Dave outlines what backup antennas can do for you. If you can't see the video, please insert this title URL into your browser search box:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bxq1xhu4mLI Here are some comments from Dave (KE0OG): Peirre, KM4WSJ, lives in Florida and is often victim to powerful lightning and thunder storms and is forced to disconnect his antenna. His question to Dave, Can you recommend a homebrew antenna that I could use indoors and could switch from the outdoor to the indoor during thunderstorms? Subscribe: https://youtube.com/user/davecasler . Ask Dave Playlist: https://goo.gl/inaQeB . Tip Jar: http://ke0og.net/tip-jar Edited by Callum Jakeman To learn more about me, visit: http://www.dcasler.com/about/ Tip jar (on my website): http://

Attic Antennas for Ham Radio

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If you live in a deed-restricted home or apartment, this attic antenna design from Stan Gibilisco (W1GV) could get you on the air without drawing attention of HOA enforcement committees. You will need a good ground system and a wide-range antenna transmatch (i.e. "antenna tuner") to get maximum performance from this antenna. For more antenna topics from Stan, please go here: http://www.sciencewriter.net. If you can't see the video, please insert this title URL into your browser search box:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OqzofoHDu-U Thanks for joining us today. Aloha es 73 de Russ (KH6JRM).  

You want this portable mast for your kit

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If you need a simple, light-weight antenna mast for your next POTA, SOTA, or other field operation, please try "The Tenkara Fishing Mast." Kevin Bowen (K7SW) shows us how to carry, deploy, and use this handy antenna accessory. If you can't see the video, please insert this title URL into your browser search box:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P7fwKTmoG4Y Here are some comments from Kevin (K7SW): Learn how to setup this mast and never be without a way to get your HF antenna on the air. The Tenkara Fishing Mast is something I learned about from K7ODX the UTAH SOTA section Manager. I have a number of these masts and they are invaluable for SOTA, POTA and just having fun setting up a radio while camping. Support K7SW Ham Radio Content Here Patreon https://geni.us/Patreo Paypal https://geni.us/Paypa Ko-Fi @ https://geni.us/donat Tenkara rod https://geni.us/oYMV0XA Orange ground stake https://geni.us/0AKT Rubber Twist Tie https://geni.us/gTlB9YI Nano Cord htt

PT-GP1 Multiband HF Vertical Antenna

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If you need a compact, light-weight HF antenna for portable or home station use, please try the PT-GP1 Multiband HF Vertical Antenna. Mat of "Tech Minds" gives us a hands-on description and review of this surprisingly versatile antenna.  This antenna is perfect for field operations such as IOTA and POTA. If you can't see the video, please insert this title URL into your browser search box:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h8H_lz8PIYU Here are some comments from Mat: Here we take a look at and test the PT-GP1 HF Multiband Antenna. This can be used either portable, on hikes, sota, pota or even as a semi-permanent home installation with very little visual impace. Purchase here: https://s.click.aliexpress.com/e/_De9... If you would like to show your support for this channel, then please consider becoming a member by clicking here: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC9a8... Products used in my videos can be purchased through my Amazon storefront. US ► https://www.amazon.c

The Best Invisible Attic Antenna-Try This one

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Radio amateurs living in deed-restricted properties face many antenna challenges. In this video from Peter Waters (G3OJV), we see how a little creativity can put a reasonably efficient HF antenna in your attic. If you can't see the video, please insert this title URL into your browser search box:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wnwhQeOwCXA Here are some comments from Peter (G3OJV):  Of all the Attic Antennas that I have used, this one is far and away the best. It is also multiband and very easy to install. Peter G3OJV HAm Radio Store https://hamradiostore.co.uk ----- Thanks for joining us today. Aloha es 73 de Russ (KH6JRM).

Build this cheap rotatable dipole-great for Field Day and portable use

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If you need a simple, inexpensive rotatable multiband HF antenna for portable or emergency use, then try this design from Chuck (KK6USY).  The antenna is based on a design from L.B. Cebik SK (W4RNL). If you can't see the video, please insert this title URL into your browser search box:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8fLIs4jbDIU Here are some comments from Chuck (KK6USY): n this video I show how to make a Inverted U rotatable dipole antenna that is multibanded. This is an antenna design from W4RNL L.B Cebik (SK). Cebik designed this antenna for use on Field Day and other portable operations. I will make a version that uses 1/2" EMT conduit to keep the cost down. Two 10' lengths of the conduit cost me 14.50 at a box store, so not bad for a good performing antenna! Now this antenna can be made more light weight and portable using 3 sizes of Aluminum tubing and over all length can be abdout 3'. Check the ARRL antenna handbook page 21.17-18. The conduit length for each si