Building a Balcony Vertical Dipole VHF Antenna

Not every antenna experiment proves successful, especially for radio amateurs with restricted antenna space.

In this video from Gil of the "Radio Prepper" video channel, we see how a well-conceived project can run into unexpected problems.

Although Gil's antenna didn't perform as intended, it did offer some alternatives for those living in deed-restricted housing.

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Here are some comments from Gil:

Sometimes things don't work as planned. This antenna was supposed to work for the 6m FM band on 51.5MHz. It is actually a vertical dipole as a quarter wave antenna would have radials on the ground or at a 45deg angle for a 50 Ohm impedance. Disappointing results due in my opinion to the metal rail assembly in close proximity. What do you think? 3D design file: Get more content and help this channel: DISCLAIMER: The Radio Prepper logo (depicting a microphone) is indeed inspired from a famous flag created in 1775. It is NOTHING BUT a symbol of freedom and independence. It does NOT imply support to any political group. It does NOT imply, represent nor support any ideology with an intent on harming anyone. Freedom means freedom from persecution based on any human trait or belief such as, non exhaustively, race, gender, religion, sexual orientation or nationality. The Radio Prepper channel is a technology and science channel with a focus on preparedness and use of radio technology for disaster relief and small group communications in times of need. It is apolitical and open to anyone sharing the same interests. . Subscribe to my alternate platforms: oops, wrong address! Correct one below: Now you can buy me a coffee :-) . Send Bitcoins to: bc1qc5jq4dxt7359sh80lkv9v8rlsgnh322hmn6xyc


Thanks for joining us today.

Aloha es 73 de Russ (KH6JRM).


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