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A balanced antenna coupler and multiband tuned feeder dipole

If you can't see the video, please insert this title URL into your browser search box: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KLSqfgvGg8M. This is post 2133 in a continuing series of simple ham radio antennas. Here's another great antenna idea from Australian radio amateur Peter Parker (VK3YE).  All you need are 20 meters (65.6 feet) of antenna wire, 8 meters (26.24 feet) of balanced feed line, and a balanced antenna "coupler" to make an antenna capable of working any amateur/ham radio band between 80 and 10 meters. Here are some general guidelines from Peter: "Not your ordinary 7 MHz dipole. This works on all bands up to 28 MHz. It achieves this with a home made tuned feedline and balanced antenna coupler which is described in the video. The antenna is 20 metres from end to end while the feedline is about 8m long (neither critical). I only had room for 5 switches so omitted the 0.1 uH and 6.4 uH coils that VU2ESE used. Not having the latter may mean

A balanced antenna coupler and multiband tuned feeder dipole

If you can't see the video, please insert this title URL into your browser search box: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KLSqfgvGg8M.  This is post 2097 in a continuing series on simple ham radio antennas. If you want to make a simple 40 meter dipole antenna capable of covering several HF bands, you will need a balanced feed line and a balanced antenna "tuner". In this well-organized video, Australian radio amateur Peter Parker (VK3YE) shows us how to make a simple balanced antenna "coupler" in conjunction with a balanced feed line to extend the frequency coverage of a basic 40 meter dipole antenna. Here are some of Peter's suggestions for this project: "Not your ordinary 7 MHz dipole. This works on all bands up to 28 MHz. It achieves this with a home made tuned feedline and balanced antenna coupler which is described in the video. The antenna is 20 metres from end to end while the feedline is about 8m long (neither critical). I only had