HF Antenna XLR Cable Madness


 

Do you have old XLR microphone cables gathering dust in your repair box?  Why not convert them to cheap, efficient HF antennas?

In this video, Simon (VA7BIX) cleans out his project box and transforms some old XLR microphone cables into workable HF antennas.  

All you need are some basic tools, a feedline, and perhaps an antenna "tuner" to make this project come to life.  As Simon shows, this impromptu antenna works great--a perfect addition to your "go-box" or emergency antenna collection.

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Thanks for joining us today.

Aloha es 73 de Russ (KH6JRM).

Here are some comments from Simon (VA7BIX):

HF Antenna XLR Cable Madness #pota #hf #antenna #hamradio G’day Mates, what fun! Here is another crazy antenna - In this video we repurpose old XLR Microphone cables that have been sitting in the “needs repairing” drawer for 10+ years hahaha. Hope you enjoy the video mates. HUGE Shout out to my buddy Doug for all of the Antenna chat and inspiration! It seems at gigs that Doug and I do together, we spend all of our time in between and on stage haha, talking about antennas. Wooohoooo! You’re the best DFZ! You need to build that Moxon!! Thanks for watching mates, and happy building! Cheers and beers, Simon 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 MEMBERS OF MY CHANNEL: Darrell Beard Lorene Hacker Bill Mitchell Rich Korona Mike Hausauer Stan Kuprianczyk Josh Averyt Maurice Austin Randy Tonne John Platt Randall Rash Roy Maynard Michael Arnold 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

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