How to Build and Rock The Magical Tape Measure Antenna


 

Here's another good reason to add a metal tape measure to your emergency "go-kit"-- it can be used to create a versatile, inexpensive HF vertical antenna.

In this video, Simon (VA7BIX) shows how some basic tools, scrap lumber, a spare fiberglass fishing rod, and a bit of creativity can create a fully-functional HF antenna for both home station use and for "field" operations.  Don't forget that left over supply of PVC pipe in your garage.

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Thanks for joining us today.

Aloha es 73 de Russ (KH6JRM).

Here are some comments from Simon (VA7BIX):

How to Build and Rock the Magical Tape Measure Antenna! POTA Adventures #pota #hamradio #hf #hamjazz G'day Mates,... here's a quick build of the Tape Measure Antenna before last Wednesday's livestream.... It is just that... a quick and fun 'build' - and before you know it, you're on the air and rocking the airwaves! THIS ANTENNA ROCKS! MERCHANDISE STORE - ALL PROFITS GO TO THE HEART FOUNDATION: https://hamjazzhelps.etsy.com DISCORD:   / discord   Feel free to click πŸ‘ Like πŸ‘‰ Comment πŸ‘‰ SUBSCRIBE WOOOHOOO 🎺🎺 HUGE THANKS TO THE PATREON'S OF MY CHANNEL: Darrell Beard Lorene Hacker Bill Mitchell Rich Korona Mike Hausauer Stan Kuprianczyk Josh Averyt Maurice Austin Randy Tonne John Platt If you wish to 'tip' the channel, here's the link:   / hamjazz   Thanks mates! 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 PILE UP INTRODUCTION 00:12 Introduction 00:45 Antenna Materials Setup Overview 02:51 Let's Assemble The Tape Measure Antenna 08:28 Time for the Radials 10:57 Coax and Radio Set Up 12:51 LIVE STREAM TIME 13:04 10 Meters - POTA 14:06 12 Meters - POTA 15:37 15 Meters - POTA 17:49 17 Meters - POTA 19:18 20 Meters - "Madness" WOOOHOOO

PILE UP INTRODUCTION

Introduction

Antenna Materials Setup Overview

Let's Assemble The Tape Measure Antenna

Time for the Radials

Coax and Radio Set Up

LIVE STREAM TIME

10 Meters - POTA

HamJazz

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