Easiest DIY Antenna for HF.
Thanks to Anthony (N8VOX) for this simple, effective HF antenna construction project. Most radio amateurs will recognize this antenna as a variation of the "classic" dipole antenna.
This easily-made HF antenna is suitable for both home station use and for portable operations.
If you can't see the video, please insert this title URL into your browser search box: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WWlnHwcQOFg.
Here are some comments from Anthony (N8VOX):
The dipole is the EASIEST antenna to build for HF ham radio! I made mine specifically for 30m, but you can make it one for ANY band! All you need is the coax (I get mine from Cable Experts at hamfests, but they're online too), some wire (I used 14 gauge speaker wire), and if you want to get fancy, a 1:1 balun like I use in the video. But really, if you want to skip the balun, you can just connect the center conductor of the coax to one wire and the jacket of the coax to the other and string that baby in the air! Just remember, YOU assume all risk if you try this at home. YMMV. :) Here are links for the items used in this video: Not the exact wire, but something close! (affiliate) 1:1 balun (not an affiliate link) Cable Experts can be found online at ========== Here's the gear I use for making my videos (affiliate links): Sony ZV-E10 camera - Continuous power for the ZV-E10 - RodeLink Lav microphone - Zoom M2 handheld mic and recorder - Ulanzi Smartphone Selfie Mirror - Wedaniya Wireless Lav Mic for iPhone -
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Aloha es 73 de Russ (KH6JRM).