Fan Dipole with chop sticks


Here's a fascinating idea for a multiband HF dipole antenna using old ethernet cable and some chopsticks.  If you have these supplies in your ham shack or can find a few pairs of chopsticks from your last take-out meal, then the project is nearly done.

Simon Stribling (VA7BIX) takes us through the process of designing, assembling, testing, and using this "tasty" version of the popular fan dipole HF antenna.

Assembly is quite simple.  If you're creative in your search for materials, you could save a good amount of money.

If you can't see the video, please insert this title URL into your browser search box:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ob6VDqRpdMI.

Here are some comments from Simon (VA7BIX):

ncredible Fan Dipole With Chopsticks and Ethernet Cable! #antenna #hamradio #POTA #hf #amateurradio G'day mates, I am so excited to be sharing this video with you. This Fan Dipole made out of Chopsticks and Ethernet Cable works like nothing else! This is the ultimate in portability for both QRO and QRP, and NO TUNER REQUIRED, wooohooo! Happy New Years mates, and can't wait to see/hear ya on the air again soon. MEASUREMENTS: SWR MAY VARY BASED ON MANY VARIABLES. CUT LONGER AND FOLD. Here are the measurements I ended up with: 20 Meters 16' 3" - Each Leg 15 Meters 10' - Each Leg 10 Meters 8' 6" - Each Leg Feel free to click πŸ‘ Like πŸ‘‰ Comment πŸ‘‰ SUBSCRIBE WOOOHOOO 🎺🎺 HUGE THANKS TO THE PATREONS OF MY CHANNEL: Darrell Beard Lorene Hacker Bill Mitchell Rich Korona Mike Hausauer Stan Kuprianczyk Josh Averyt Maurice Austin If you wish to 'tip' the channel, here's the link: https://patreon.com/HamJazz Thanks mates! Love to see you over at our Discord Channel: https://discord.gg/AwdVmMCNMT BURNABY RADIO: Mike - you're the greatest. Contact Mike today for quotes on any and all ham radio gear in Canada! sales@burnabyradio.com ALPHA ANTENNA https://alphaantenna.com 00:00 Introduction 00:36 Ethernet Cable Antenna Overview 01:34 Wire Length Requirements for Antenna 1 and Antenna 2 02:00 Let's Strip the Wire 04:18 Terminal Block - Feed Point Overview 04:36 CHOPSTICKS - Time to Drill 06:03 "Let's Head to the Park" and Assemble the Fan Dipole 06:43 IS IT RESONANT!? 07:54 CQ POTA - 10 Meters 08:11 CQ POTA - 15 Meters 09:20 CQ POTA - 20 Meters 10:17 Conclusion - wooohooo thanks for Watching Mates. Happy New Year! 11:09 Antenna Tear-down, Quick Release Terminal Blocks Make it a Breeze!

 Thanks for joining us today.

Aloha es 73 de Russ (KH6JRM).

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