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The Best Invisible Attic Antenna

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If you live in a deed-restricted home or apartment, you may find this attic antenna from Peter Waters (G3OJV) to be an excellent way to get on the air. According to Peter, this multiband HF antenna is based on the classic doublet design using balanced feed line to attain multiband performance. This attic antenna is simple, inexpensive, and hidden from public view. If you can't see the video, please insert this title URL into your browser search box:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wnwhQeOwCXA ----- Thanks for joining us today. Aloha es 73 de Russ (KH6JRM).  

Beat the HOA with a stealth antenna

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If you live in a deed-restricted home or apartment, then this antenna idea from Craig (WJ6F) is worth considering. In this video, Craig shows us how to modify a Diamond VX50 2m/70cm antenna so it remains virtually invisible. If you can't see the video, please insert this title URL into your browser search box:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iw356S1hkB4 Here are some comments from Craig (WJ6F): Tired of dealing with the Home Owner's Association (HOA), and their anti-antenna rules? Then this video may just help you with that! Again I update my 2m / 440 stealth antenna using a Diamond VX50. The Diamond VX50 allows for a more stealth antenna since it doesn't have the three ground radials found on the Diamond X-50A. ⬇ Other Links ⬇ 🔵 Please Consider supporting the channel through Patreon https://www.patreon.com/WJ6FRadio 🔵 Donations: https://www.paypal.com/donate/?hosted... 🛒 For Items used in this video https://www.amazon.com/shop/wj6f As an Amazon Associate I

Stealthy low profile HOA busting DX antenna

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If you live in deed-restricted housing, you may find this antenna project from Tim (G5TM) interesting. The ground-mounted antenna is simple, effective, and hard-to-see by your neighbors.   If you can't see the video, please insert this title URL into your browser search box:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QzvukgpoDHI Here are some comments from Tim (G5TM): Live in a HOA or antenna restricted neighbourhood? What about this idea for a low profile multiband antenna for your QTH? Connect with my channel by subscribing and commenting. ----- Thanks for joining us today. Aloha es 73 de Russ (KH6JRM).  

Your First Antenna--The Inverted V Dipole

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Your first Amateur Radio HF antenna should be simple, efficient, and inexpensive.  Those requirements are met with the easily-made inverted v dipole. In this video from the "Ham Radio DX" channel, we see how to design, build, test, and use this versatile HF antenna. Multiband HF performance can be attained if you use a balanced feedline with a wide-range antenna "tuner". If you can't see the video, please insert this title URL into your browser search box:   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rsSq7AWr_c0 Here are some comments from the "Ham Radio DX" video channel: Usually the go-to first antenna for HF is the inverted V dipole. What is it and what are some tips on installing such an antenna? Ham Radio Basics helping you further your journey in amateur radio! 🎥 Watch more recent videos here: https://www.youtube.com/c/HamRadioDX/... Buy HRDX Merch: https://hamradiodx.net/merch Items I use in my shack: http://www.hamradiodx.net/vk7hh-shack HRDX shop

Building a trap dipole antenna for 7 and 14 MHz

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Thanks to Australian radio amateur Peter Parker (VK3YE) for this simple, effective way to build a two-band trap dipole antenna (7 MHz and 14 MHz). If you design the antenna properly, it should give your excellent performance. If you can't see the video, please insert this title URL into your browser search box:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LbEAwAG1KMA Here are some comments from Peter (VK3YE); A trap dipole is a good choice if you only want operation on two or three bands and don't want to readjust an antenna coupler to change between them. This video describes a trap dipole for 7 and 14 MHz with emphasis on the 1:1 current balun and 14 MHz trap. Adding 80 metres: Loading coils can be added to provide 3.5 MHz capability with very little extra room required. My loading coils used 85 turns of 2mm (od) thin insulated wire closewound on a 55mm diameter pipe. There will be some interaction between the loading coil and the 7 MHz element. Add extra wire to bring it back int

2 Meter Twin Lead J-Pole Antenna

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Thanks to Dave Tadlock (KG0ZZ) for this simple 2 Meter J-Pole Antenna using 300 ohm twin lead. This roll up 2 meter antenna is perfect for portable or field use. If you can't see the video, please insert this title URL into you browser search box:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ql6zWMZ1dEU. Until next time, Russ (KH6JRM).  

Ham Stick Dipole Antenna

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Here's a simple HF dipole antenna using popular "Ham Stick" antenna elements. In this video, Doug Jimison uses readily available "Ham Stick" antennas to create a basic dipole antenna for portable or emergency field use.  The set up is easy and will allow you to get on the air quickly. If you can't see the video, please insert this title URL into your browser search box:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EYfQFdLl79Q Here are some comments from Doug: First run of my Ham Stick Dipole. A Pota Activation of K-3516. Wingfoot State Park outside of Akron Ohio. ----- Thanks for joining us today. Aloha es 73 de Russ (KH6JRM).  

In 20 minutes, this antenna became a "go to" for me

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Thanks to Kevin (K7SW) for this field test of the Chameleon Antenna System LEFS 8010 multiband HF antenna. Kevin shows us how to assemble, test, and use this "no tuner, all bands" antenna. If you can't see the video, please insert this title URL into your browser search box:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hNyHhjMH85g Here are some comments from Kevin (K7SW): n this Video I deploy the Chameleon Antenna Systems LEFS 8010 Endfed antenna I verify the SWR readings for the bands I like to operate on. and set this antenna up in a couple locations to see how well this antenna works for me. Chameleon Antenna provided this antenna and feed line choke for review. I did have Chameleon Antenna review the video for parts and description accuracy, but my opinions are my own. Thanks for watching 👍 🔹CHA LEFS 8010 End fed antenna https://geni.us/LEFS8010 🔹CHA RFI CHOKE https://geni.us/NnRw1G5 🔹RG8X coax - 50 foot cable with connectors https://geni.us/ltxfp Mounts 🔹2" F

Wadetenna DX does 5 bands

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Pedestrian mobile can be an exciting Amateur Radio experience if you have the right antenna system. In this video from Australian radio amateur Peter Parker (VK3YE), we see how the 5-band Wadetenna can give you a new world of ham radio adventure. If you can't see the video, please insert this title URL into your browser search box:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SV43w20kR74 Here are some comments from Peter (VK3YE): The Wadetenna DX is a super simple antenna for 14 - 28 MHz pedestrian mobile. Just one control is needed to adjust to the right band. Video describes and demonstrates it. If you want 7, 10 & 50 MHz coverage as well look up the original Wadetenna on my website vk3ye.com 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 ​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​ * Shopping on Amazon via: https://amzn.to/3iiDQXv , or * Shopping on eBay via: https://ebay.us/i9DuWP (then if you buy s

Bicycle mobile APRS on two metres

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Summer is the perfect time to combine a bicycling experience with Amateur Radio. In this video from Australian Radio Amateur Peter Parker (VK3YE), we see how a simple 2 meter mobile APRS can enhance that afternoon bicycle trip. Go one step further and install a small QRP station on your bike and head out to the nearest public park or beach for some ham radio fun. Here are a few comments from Peter (VK3YE): Trying APRS bicycle mobile on 2m. 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 * 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) ----- Thanks for joining us today. Aloha es 73 de Russ (KH6JRM).  

How to build a ground plane antenna

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Here's a simple VHF/UHF ground plane antenna you can build with houselhold wiring and a few basic tools. "The New Ham" video takes us step-by-step through the design, construction, testing, and use process.  Excellent video tutorial. Thanks for joining us today. Aloha es 73 de Russ (KH6JRM).  

How to build a delta loop antenna

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If you want a low noise, moderate gain, and efficient HF antenna, please try this delta loop design from Hiram Vazquez. Hiram takes us step by step through the design, construction, and testing phases of this popular HF antenna. If you can't see the video, please insert this title URL into your browser search box:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QJl3S9x6K_I Here are some comments from Hiram: This video explains how to build a Delta Loop antenna and a Q-Match for it. The Q-Match will make the antenna resonant at 50 ohms at the feedpoint. This eliminates having to buy an expensive balun. The Delta Loop is bi-directional and has some gain. It is compact, easy to construct and inexpensive. You may already have all the components lying around. Good luck. ----- Thanks for joining us today. Aloha es 73 de Russ (KH6JRM).  

Three cheap antennas for new Ham Radio operators

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Here are three great antenna ideas from Callum (M0MCX).  These antennas are simple, effective, and cheap.  Most of these antennas can be built with locally available materials. If you can't see the video, please insert this title URL into your browser search box:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pg7WbTEkFds Here are some comments from Callum (M0MCX): I show you exactly how to build the THREE best wire antennas that all ham radio operators should be able to build in their sleep. Presented originally at QSO Today. Callum. More videos: https://youtube.com/playlist?list=PLc... Antenna Modelling https://youtube.com/playlist?list=PLc... Tips and Tricks https://youtube.com/playlist?list=PLc... Antennas https://youtube.com/playlist?list=PLc... Live Streams https://youtube.com/playlist?list=PLc... My Stuff https://youtube.com/playlist?list=PLc... Ham Radio Training ----- Thanks for joining us today. Aloha es 73 de Russ (KH6JRM).  

Homemade Screw Driver Antenna

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If you've ever wanted to build a "screwdriver antenna", then this video from Nigel ("fixitnige) is for you. Nigel takes us step-by-step in designing, building, and testing of this popular mobile HF antenna. If you can't see the video, please insert this title URL into your browser search box: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Uxmjmjgtn-4.  Thanks for joining us today. Russ (KH6JRM).  

ZS6BKW Multi-band Antenna Build

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The ZS6BKW multiband HF Antenna is an excellent alternativer to the popular G5RV antenna. In this video, Steve (AD4XT) offers a comprehensive guide to the theory, construction, testing, and use of this simple, effective HF Antenna. If you can't see the video, please insert this title URL into your browser search box:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KuCdtMe5vsg Here are some comment from Steve (AD4XT): A start to finish antenna build of the ZS6BKW HF 10M thru 80M. This antenna design has been out for quite a while. No tuner needed on most of the HF bands. A good alternative to the G5RV. This is an easy antenna build. You will need some 450 ohm window line and some wire. I found a cheap center T insulator on Ebay that really made this build go smooth. Thanks Steve Ad4xt Ebay center connector https://www.ebay.com/itm/US-MADE-450-... ----- Thanks for joining us today. Aloha es 73 de Russ (KH6JRM).