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KB9VBR Antennas: Ham Radio Fishing Pole Antenna.

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  Thanks to Michael Martens (KB9VBR) and Chris (N9CVR) for this POTA (Parks on The Air) vertical antenna supported by a common fishing pole. The antenna system is lightweight, highly portable, and easy-to-set up.  As long as the Fish and Game Warden agrees that no physical fish will be caught, you should do well in "catching some rare DX" on the water. You could also use this idea at home, where easy-set-up and take-down could be a factor in HOAs or other deed-restricted properties. If you can't see the video, please insert this title URL into your browser search box:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2AwpGZmUDuA. Thanks for joining us today. Aloha es 73 de Russ (KH6JRM). Here are some comments from Michael and Chris: I meet up with Chris, N9CVR, of The Ham Radio Experience. He shows off his fishing pole vertical antenna and we use it to catch some contacts along the Wolf River at the Mukwa State Wildlife Area, (POTA US-4314). Check out The Ham Radio Experience: https://w

The 10m 0.64 wavelength ham radio antenna-one of the best.

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  According to UK radio amateur, Colin (MM0OPX), one of the best DX antennas for the 10 meter amateur radio band is the 0.64 wavelength (5/8 wavelength) vertical antenna. The antenna is easy-to-make and delivers at least a 3dB gain over the 1/4 wavelength vertical. Colin shows you how to make, build, test, and use this DX antenna.  This antenna is perfect for home or field use.  You may want to build one for the next ARRL Field Day event. If you can't see the video, please insert this title URL into your browser search box:  youtube.com/watch?v=1M9059xDfQU. Thanks for joining us today. Aloha es 73 de Russ (KH6JRM). Here are some comments from Colin (MM0OPX): An overview of the 0.64 wavelength 10m vertical I have build. Here is some useful links - My previous video on my 17m 5/8th Vertical Antenna -     • The King of Verticals - The 5/8th Wav...   SimNEC http://www.ae6ty.com/smith_charts.html Le Leivre LC Impedance matching network designer https://leleivre.com/rf_lcmatch.html