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Inverted V HF DX Antenna from a backyard.

  If you live on a small urban lot, antenna placement can be a difficult problem to solve. According to Peter Waters (G3OJV), a simple solution to the backyard antenna issue is the use of an inverted V dipole antenna. The inverted V is inexpensive, easy-to-make, and takes up less space than a conventional horizontal dipole antenna. If you can't see the video, please insert this title URL into your browser search box: Here are some comments from Peter (G3OJV): The Inverted V Antenna has a few advantages when it comes to erection and support. But even at low heights it can still perform as a DX antenna. Peter G3OJV, explains why ultra low angle radiation is neither needed or indeed possible in many ham radio back yards. Watch the Video and see how you can enjoy some DX. UK Ham Radio Store we Ship Worldwide Waters and Stanton Blog Grey Line Map

The easiest antenna to build for six meters using one piece of RG-58 coax.

  One of the simplest, least expensive antennas for the 6 meter amateur radio band can be found in your junk box. In this video from Hayden Honeywood (VK7HH), we see how one piece of RG-58 coaxial cable can be used to make what the late Bill Orr (W6SAI) called the "Cobra Antenna." Hayden's modification of Orr's "classic" antenna is easy-to-make and can be used for both "field" use and at your home station. The completed antenna can be added to your emergency "go kit" for rapid deployment for SOTA/POTA operations. If you can't see the video, please insert this title URL into your browser search box: Thanks for joining us today. Aloha es 73 de Russ KH6JRM). Here are some comments from Hayden (VK7HH): This is a really simple and easy to construct antenna that will get you on the air on the six meter band using only RG-58 coax! I needed a quick and simple antenna for my WSPR beacon over the s