Vertical Dipole in Tree.

If your ARRL Field Day site has plenty of trees, you may want to erect a vertical dipole antenna using a tall tree as support.

The vertical dipole offers a low angle of radiation and requires no ground radials or counterpoise system.

According to Stan Gibilisco (W1GV), this antenna is easy to make, erect, and take down.  You could also use this design at your home station if you don't have an antenna support mast.

All you need is a tall tree, a simple launching method (slingshot, bow and arrow, fishing rod and reel), some 450-ohm ladder line, a transceiver, and a transmatch (i.e. "tuner").

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Here's a quick comment from Stan (W1GV):

Try this antenna and work DX on a budget!



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