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Simple Ham Radio Antennas--A Simple 40 Meter Vertical For Field Day. Post #1019.

A Simple 40 Meter Vertical for Field Day ( Accessed on 21 January 2017, 23:45 hrs, UTC . Please click link to read the full article. Author:  Gary C. Sutcliffe (W9XT). Comment: The ARRL Summer Field Day is fast approaching (last full weekend in June) and now's the time to build that portable antenna for your "Field Day" experience. In this article from Gary C. Sutcliffe (W9XT), we learn how to design, build, and use a simple 40 meter vertical antenna for your remote operation.  The antenna is simplicity itself, with a fiberglass mast, a tapped coil, 32.8 ft/10 meters of household wire, a ground stake, and two elevated counterpoise wires about 4-ft/1.21 meters above ground comprising the entire system.  The feed line is a convenient length of 50-ohm coaxial cable , with any excess cable being wound around a plastic coffee "can" to serve as an rf choke.  A great and effective design that will get