Giant Slinky-A truly 'random' wire vertical antenna


If you have an old metal "slinky" toy, a fiberglass mast, an antenna "tuner", and some coaxial cable, you have the makings of an experimental "slinky" vertical antenna.

In this video from Walt (K4OGO), we see how a common "slinky" can be transformed into an effective random length wire vertical antenna.

You may have most of the antenna components around your ham shack or residence.

Anyway, it's always fun to use unusual materials for HF antennas.  

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Thanks for joining us today.

Aloha es 73 de Russ (KH6JRM).

Here are some comments from Walt (K4OGO):

Experimenting and having fun with a vertical Giant Slinky antenna on the HF bands. #hamradioantenna #hamradio #amateurradio



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