Tape measure EFHW portable QRP antenna, part 1

Your next HF portable antenna may be as close as your tool box.

In this video, Paul (OM0ET) uses a common steel tape measure to make a simple, effective End Fed Halfwave HF antenna for portable or emergency use.  This is part 1 of a two-part series.

In part 2, Paul (OM0ET) tests the antenna and finds it performs very well in a portable operation.

If you can't see the video, please insert this title URL into your browser search box:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pEI5K-j1Koo

Here are some comments from Paul (OM0ET):

I had an idea to try to use the tape measure as an antenna :) I decided to do this experiment, despite I am not sure if the steel is material good enough for the antenna purposes. The cost of all components used for this project did not exceed 20€. In the next video, I would like to test this antenna if it works or not, so I am very curious :D LINK TO PART 2 - TESTING: https://youtu.be/J7O6hOuRixQ - similar steel 50m Tape Measure: https://www.thetapestore.co.uk/fisco-... #TapeMeasureAntenna #EFHWantenna #QRPantenna


Thanks for joining us today.

Aloha de Russ (KH6JRM).



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