Ham Radio Antennas For Beginners-Build Your Own Today

An enjoyable, often inspiring look at homemade antennas that are easy to make, inexpensive, and fun to use.

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When delving deeper into Ham radio, you may be curious about building an antenna. The thought of doing this may be a little scary, but I promise you it is not. I will show you how to find pretty much all your parts locally and some online, build the antenna in about 30 minutes and be up and running. We literally build this antenna from stuff I got at Walmart and Home Depot and Amazon. Links to most everything is below. Shoutout to KB9VBR for the inspiration. ------------------------------------Content Selection---------------------------------- 0:00 - Intro 1:22 - Overview and supplies list 7:29 - The build Procedure 12:34 - Soldering the element to the SO239 Connector 14:31 - Final Assembly 17:16 - The Practical Antenna Handbook 18:08 - SWR Test 19:08 - On-Air Signal Check 22:39 - Final Thoughts If you are interested in building antennas, check out this book which is the bible of antenna building: https://amzn.to/3aSE3ON You will need: 5 - Coat Hangers - Walmart $2.00 5 ea. - Nuts and bolts #6-32 1/2inch AND 6-32 nuts- Home Depot - $4.00 5 - 16 - 14 AWG #8 - 10 Stud Size Ring Terminals in Blue (15-Pack) - Home Depot $1.98 1 - SO239 Connector - Amazon: https://amzn.to/3eHLlWz - $7.50 1 - 3/4 inch piece of PVC pipe PRECUT 2 ft. - $3.00 1 - Good quality Coax Cable with PL259 Connectors - Amazon - https://amzn.to/33emOTX - $26.95 Of course you will need a few tools which are in th video and can bve purchased here: Wire Cutters: - Amazon - https://amzn.to/2PACzkF - $9.49 Wire strippers: Amazon - https://amzn.to/2PBeYAv - $6.45 Lineman's tool (OPTIONAL): Amazon - https://amzn.to/3aPsBDE - $34.96 Wire Crimpers: Amazon - https://amzn.to/3e4bSy6 - $21.95 Soldering Iron 853D: https://ebay.to/3vmQxGa Screwdrivers and pliers: Any hardware store Other equipment used in this video: Rigexpert AA-600 Antenna Analyzer: https://bit.ly/3e6rRfn $519.00 Yaesu FT3DR HT Radio: https://bit.ly/3nweQ1I - $389.95 Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/hr4nt/ Website: https://hamradiofornontechies.com ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Make sure you check out these other EXCELLENT Ham Radio Youtubers: Ham Radio 2.0: https://bit.ly/3dLKnJA Ham Radio Crash Course: https://bit.ly/3gPb5TR Tank Radio: https://bit.ly/32Mhbfq K8MRD Radio Stuff: https://bit.ly/32J2Hgn ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ My Current Shack Setup: Yaesu FT-991A – https://www.hamradio.com/detail.cfm?p... Chameleon MPAS 2.0 Antenna – https://bit.ly/394f3TO Diamond X-30A Antenna - https://www.hamradio.com/detail.cfm?p... Diamond GZV4000 Power Supply - https://www.hamradio.com/detail.cfm?p... ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ #hr4nt #ki5npl #hamradiofornontechies
Thanks for joining us today.

Aloha es 73 de Russ (KH6JRM)



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