Creating a Folded Inverted Vee Antenna for the 80 Meter Amateur Radio Band

Thanks to Ralph Gable of  "Electronics for the Inquisitive Experimenter" video channel for this step-by-step method of building a folded inverted Vee antenna for the 80 Meter Amateur Radio Band.

Ralph says the procedure works for any HF band you choose.

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Here are some comments from Ralph:

In this video I will be showing you how I created a Folded Inverted-Vee Antenna for the 3.5 to 4.0 MHz Amateur Radio 80 meter band. I will walk you through the whole process so you can create your own for any frequency you choose. Why do this? A Folded Dipole or Folded Inverted-Vee antenna has significantly wider bandwidth than its non-folded cousins. I wanted to increase the bandwidth of my antenna to cover more of the 80m band. Here is the promised link to the 4NEC2 model: Time Markers for Your Convenience ---------------------------- 00:05 Initial Comments & Introductions 01:07 What is an Inverted-Vee Antenna? 01:36 Why use an Inverted-Vee Antenna? 02:14 What are the characteristics of an Inverted-Vee Antenna? 02:45 Why create a Folded Inverted-Vee Antenna? 03:49 How does the current antenna perform? 03:59 Introducing the antenna 04:32 Its performance - the VNA scan results 05:23 Planning the new Antenna 05:27 Starts in 4NEC2 - a Quick Tour of the Model 09:39 The Pieces and Parts 09:45 The Center Support 10:41 The Spreaders 12:19 End Supports, Insulators, Spreaders 12:58 The Wire 14:20 Assembling the Antenna 16:28 Testing & Tuning 17:31 How much wire do I trim to tune? 20:22 The FINAL Performance Results 21:38 Final Comments and Toodle-Oots



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