Ham Radio 2m/70cm Vertical Dipole Antenna


 

Here's a great weekend project that will improve your coverage and efficiency on the 2m/70cm amateur radio bands.

In this video, Dave Tadlock (KG0ZZ) shows us how to design, build, test, and use a simple dual band VHF/UHF antenna.

This vertical dipole antenna is perfect for both portable and home station use.

If you can't see the video, please insert this title URL into your browser search box:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RcO5WAiksNI.

Here are some comments from Dave (KG0ZZ):

A simple ham radio 2 meter and 70 cm antenna for fixed or portable use. For details: http://www.amateurradio.bz/2m-70cm_ve...

mount the antenna on the roof top

mounting hardware

drill a couple holes for your mounting clamp

drill a couple of holes

start off with two pieces of stainless one-eighth inch

measure from the very bottom edge of the element

make that six and one-quarter inches long

put the center lead on the top section

Dave Tadlock

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