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Antenna Basics for Beginners: Three Simple Rules

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UK radio amateur Callum (M0MCX) offers three rules for antenna building that will help all hams from beginners to experienced operators.   These rules are easy to understand and will end up saving you money and time in your antenna experiments. If you can't see the video, please insert this title URL into your browsers search box:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wAUbMQRSneo Here are some comments from Callum (M0MCX): 8,029 views Premiered Feb 5, 2023 I share my secret to success - three easy antenna rules that anyone can follow! These rules are simple to understand, simple to implement, and budget-friendly. By following these three rules, I've been able to achieve great things and I'm excited to share them with you. This presentation is packed with valuable tips and tricks that will help you reach your goals. Watch now and let me know your thoughts in the comments. 73, Callum. Fun Fact: I asked AI to rewrite the description (below) and it wrote me the description (above

Operation of FM satellites with M2 Eggbeater Antennas and the ICOM ID-5100 transceiver

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An informative, easy-to-understand discussion of how to work FM Satellites using M2 2meter and M2 70cm eggbeater antennas. If you can't see the video, please insert this title URL into your browser search box:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fYFrpVeQOQY Thanks to DX Engineering, Sean Kutzko (KX9X), and Ward Silver (N0AX) for the commentary. Here are some comments about the video: 25,312 views Jan 29, 2021 Satellite Radio Operations Sean Kutzko, KX9X, and Ward Silver, N0AX, show you how to get on the FM “birds” by putting together a simple station using M2 2 meter and 70 cm directional eggbeater antennas and the Icom ID-5100 VHF/UHF Digital Transceiver with full duplex capabilities—all available from DX Engineering. ----- Thanks for joining us today. Aloha es 73 de Russ (KH6JRM).  

Delta Loop Antenna for 10 Metres

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Now that propagation has improved for the higher HF bands, it's time to experiment with some excellent 10 Meter antennas.   In this video, Tim (G5TM) explores the benefits of a 10 Meter Delta Loop Antenna.  You can configure the antenna for vertical or horizontal polarization. The antenna is easy to make and can be used both in the field or at your home station. If you can't see the video, please insert this title URL into your browser search box:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QUgGcuOsLDI Thanks for joining us today. Aloha es 73 de Russ (KH6JRM).  

New ARRL EFHW Antenna Kit

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New ARRL EFHW Antenna Kit. Views expressed in this Amateur/Ham Radio Antenna update are those of the reporters and correspondents.  Accessed on 05 February 2023, 2225 UTC.  Content supplied by HQ ARRL. Source:  https://mail.google.com/mail/u/0/#inbox/FMfcgzGrcXhDntwtdXFbXwMtvnvpFRhM (New ARRL EFHW Antenna Kit). Please click link or scroll down to read your selections.  Thanks for joining us today. Russ Roberts (KH6JRM). https://www.simplehamradioantennas.com and https://bigislandarrlnews.com. For hams seeking a simple and effective antenna! Assembly Instructions | YouTube Video Series | Order Now Get ready to drill, fasten, and solder with this four-band  End-Fed Half-Wave Antenna Kit . This antenna kit is popular with portable operators, and works on 10, 15, 20, and 40 meters.   Why an EFHW? The antenna performs nearly as well as a dipole, but requires suspending only one end up in a tree or similar placement. It's so easy to build and deploy!   Retail $79.95 | Order Now Check out

Building a pneumatic tennis ball launcher to install antennas

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There are several ways to launch your HF antennas into tall trees or other structures. Among the popular methods is to use a tennis ball launcher to put that antenna as high as you can in nearby trees. In this video, Joe (N9TAX) documents his effort to use a pneumatic tennis ball launcher to position his antennas for optimum height above ground. If you can't see the video, please insert this title URL into your browser search box:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ogagS0g5asI ----- Thanks for joining us today. Aloha es 73 de Russ (KH6JRM).  

Build an easy 10 meter (28 MHz) vertical antenna for DX

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Now that HF propagation has improved (thanks to Solar Cycle 25), this may be the ideal time to expand your DX horizons with a simple, effective 10 meter (28 MHz) vertical antenna. Hayden (VK7HH) takes us step-by-step through the design, construction, testing, and use of this ultra-simple antenna.  The antenna is perfect for at home or field operations. If you can't see the video, please insert this title URL into your browser search box:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B1k-ybRNBIE&t=119s Here are some comments from Hayden (VK7HH): In this video I will show how to build a simple ham radio antenna for 10 Meters using just one piece of coax and some wire. So... let's build a 28 MHz vertical antenna to work some of the DX and not miss out! 10 Meters has been going gangbusters with signals lately! You can also build this for 27 MHz CB, just modify it a little and make it slightly longer. 🎥 Watch more recent videos here: https://www.youtube.com/c/HamRadioDX/... Build one fo

Flagpole Antenna Project.

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If you live in deed-restricted housing or on a small urban lot, then this homemade "Flagpole Antenna" is for you!. "RCD66" takes us step-by-step through the design, construction, and testing of this useful stealth antenna. If you can't see the video, please insert this title URL into your browser search box:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=390OXzGZ8dM Here are some comments from "RCD66": I made an experimental flagpole vertical antenna. It seems it works the best as an off center fed antenna for 20 and 15 meters. My goal is to create antennas which are resonate into 50 ohms where no tuner is needed. ----- Thanks for joining us today. Aloha es 73 de Russ (KH6JRM).  

Simple Portable Antennas with Tim (G5TM) and Hayden (VK7HH)

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If you need a simple, inexpensive HF or VHF/UHF antenna for home or portable operations, then this video from Tim (G5TM) and Hayden (VK7HH) should interest you. All of the antennas described can be made with locally available materials from your junk box or from neighborhood building suppliers or electrical contractors. If you can't see the video, please insert this title URL into your browser search box:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GCubZoD25tc Here are some comment from Tim and Hayden: 11,339 views Premiered May 29, 2021 Do you want to make a simple HF antenna using nothing but coax? Well today at the 2021 YouTubers Hamfest, I speak with Tim G5TM as he shares his experiences on building HF antennas, running portable, mobile and the fun to be had during the Sporadic E season. These HF antennas are simple to build and an easy way to get on the air! Check out Tim's YouTube channel here: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCZSa... Half-Wave Flowerpot Antenna by VK2ZOI: ht