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Ham Radio - My second HF antenna. A stealth end fed wire for 80 - 10 m...

If you can't see the video, please insert this title URL into your browser search box:  This is post number 2071. This video came from a need to design, build, test, and use a backup HF antenna that would be reasonably effective, while remaining undetected by neighbors. Kevin Loughin (KB9RLW) decided to build a simple end-fed wire antenna that would be attached to his roof and could cover 80 through 10 meters. Kevin takes you step-by-step through the design, assembly, and tuning procedures.  Be careful with this antenna, since high voltages may be present at the end point of the antenna.  Be sure to use a balun, antenna "tuner", and a good counterpoise with this antenna system. The length of this antenna is 58-feet/17.68 meters, with the counterpose measuring 40-feet/12.19 meters. If you live in deed-restricted housing, this antenna may get you on the air without attracting the attention of your neighbors. -------