Super cheap single pole beam for 21 MHz.


Here's another great portable antenna idea from Australian radio amateur Peter Parker (VK3YE).

In this video, Peter describes "a simple vertically polarized beam" for the 15 meter Ham Radio band (21 MHz.).  This antenna is suitable for both home and field use.

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Here are some comments from Peter (VK3YE):

Beams can be heavy and bulky so are rarely used by HF portable operators. But not this one! Described is a simple vertically polarised beam for 21 MHz. With a quick to rotate wire reflector and easily-fed off-centre driven element. Thanks to Nik VK3ZK for the test. Contents 0:01 Introduction 0:34 Origin 2:18 My variations 2:34 Detailed description 12:23 Receiving directivity tests 20:29 Transmitting test 23:10 Summary 23:37 Books This antenna is quite similar to (but mechanically easier than) the Vertical Dipole Array. More on those here: The discussion here is also worth reading: PS: If you liked this video please consider supporting Amateur Radio VK3YE by: * Subscribing on YouTube * Checking my books page at​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​ * Shopping on Amazon via:, or * Shopping on eBay via: (then if you buy something I'll get a small commission at no cost to you)


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