Easiest DIY Antenna for HF


The "classic" HF dipole is one of the easiest, most inexpensive antennas you can build.  Most of the materials for this project are available at the nearest building supply outlet or from an online ham radio store.

Anthony Gettig (N8VOX) takes us step-by-step through the design, construction, and testing of this time-proven HF antenna.

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Here are some comments from Anthony (N8VOX):

The dipole is the EASIEST antenna to build for HF ham radio! I made mine specifically for 30m, but you can make it one for ANY band! All you need is the coax (I get mine from Cable Experts at hamfests, but they're online too), some wire (I used 14 gauge speaker wire), and if you want to get fancy, a 1:1 balun like I use in the video. But really, if you want to skip the balun, you can just connect the center conductor of the coax to one wire and the jacket of the coax to the other and string that baby in the air! Just remember, YOU assume all risk if you try this at home. YMMV. :) Here are links for the items used in this video: Not the exact wire, but something close! (affiliate) https://amzn.to/3IK4wQr 1:1 balun (not an affiliate link) https://store2.rlham.com/shop/catalog... Cable Experts can be found online at https://www.cablexperts.com/ ========== Here's the gear I use for making my videos (affiliate links): Sony ZV-E10 camera - https://amzn.to/3FUiAU2 Continuous power for the ZV-E10 - https://amzn.to/3BZFDMi RodeLink Lav microphone - https://amzn.to/3PMpTSx Zoom M2 handheld mic and recorder - https://amzn.to/3iflds3 Ulanzi Smartphone Selfie Mirror - https://amzn.to/3WNI8JL Wedaniya Wireless Lav Mic for iPhone - https://amzn.to/3GlkqO9

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Aloha es 73 de Russ (KH6JRM).


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