Ham Radio - The light bulb antenna idea

Radio amateurs have used all kinds of strange objects for antennas, including the topic of this video--the common light bulb.

Kevin Loughin (KB9RLW) wondered if the "classic" light bulb dummy load could be used as an impromptu or emergency antenna.

Kevin finds out that an ordinary light bulb can be used to send HF signals at often surprising distances.

Why not try this experiment for yourself?  Based on Kevin's experience, I wouldn't trade your current "dummy load" for that light bulb in your table lamp.  Still, the project is fascinating.

If you can't see the video, please insert this title URL into your browser search box:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_C1us8niIlA

Thanks for joining us today.

Aloha es 73 de Russ (KH6JRM).


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