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Simple Ham Radio Antennas--Cheap, Quick, Easy to Build, Works Great QRP Portable Antenna!

If you're having trouble viewing this video, please insert this title link into your blog search box: This is post #840 in a continuing series on Amateur Radio Antennas. Another great and easily- followed antenna tutorial from "Tinker John" (W5CYF).  This simple portable antenna is perfect for backpacking or portable operations from a public park, beach, or even your backyard. John uses a few Dollar Tree earphone cases, some surplus wire, and a few inexpensive items from his ham shack to build a very effective portable QRP antenna.  The cost of wire has increased significantly over the past few years, so you may have to visit a few "garage sales" to get the wire you need.  You can use a telescoping, fiberglass mast to support the antenna in a horizontal, sloper, or inverted vee configuration.  A great antenna idea. For the latest Amateur Radio news and information, please check out the blog sidebars.  These news f