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Balcony mounted Buddistick Antenna

If you can't see the video, please insert this title URL into your browser search box: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=04lzZwz1Mzg This is post 2622 in a continuing series of simple ham radio antennas. Here's another antenna idea for those living in small urban apartments. Thanks to KP4MD/P for creatively using the tools at hand. Here are some comments from KP4MD/P: The Buddistick antenna is mounted on the painted steel balcony rail with a Jaws antenna mount (aka Workman QRCS3). The screw on the Buddistick antenna mates directly with a Workman SM1 3/8-24 to SO-239 stud mount in the Workman QRCS3 Jaws mount. Both of these are available on Amazon or possibly a truck stop as they are also used for CB antennas. The Jaws mount clamps very securely to any metal pole. My steel balcony rail is an excellent counterpoise and ground, so I do not use any counterpoise wire at all. If your rail is painted, aluminum foil wrapped under the Jaws mount provides sufficient capacitive coupli