Build your own roll-up Slim Jim Antenna for the 2 meter Ham Band


 

Here's a simple, inexpensive 2 meter Slim Jim Antenna for your emergency "go-kit."

In this video, Mike (K8MRD) takes us step-by-step through the design, building, testing, and use of this useful antenna system. The Slim Jim Antenna is lightweight and is perfect for both home station use and in the "field."

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Thanks for joining us today.

Aloha es 73 de Russ (KH6JRM).

Here are some comments from Mike (K8MRD):

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Intro

Cutting Ladder Line

Soldering Wires

Feed Point

Preparing the pigtail

Soldering the pigtail

Drilling a hole for strain relief

Cutting out the shield

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