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Build a Dipole Antenna Center Insulator

If you can't see the video, please insert this title URL into your browser search box" https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fY8XaxamIYU This is post 2623 in a continuing series of simple ham radio antennas. Thanks to Michael Martens (KB9VBR) for this sturdy, weather-resistant center insulator for HF dipole antennas.  All you need are a few basic tools and some PVC pipe sections. Here are some comments from Michael: The dipole is a common antenna for the amateur radio operator; and with good reason- dipoles are easy to build and are proven performers. Recently I wanted to build a dipole but didn't have a center insulator. Instead of paying $25-45 and waiting days for delivery‚ I decided to build my own for about $12 using common parts (with the exception of the SO-239) and tools available at your local home improvement store. Parts List: 1 - ¾ x ¾ x 1 inch PVC Tee connector 2 - ¾ inch PVC plugs 1 - 1 inch PVC plug 3 - 3/16 x 1 ½ inch eye bolts 3 - Number 10 washers 3 - 10 x 24

Build a Dipole Antenna Center Insulator

If you can't see the video, please insert this title URL into your browser search box: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fY8XaxamIYU&ab_channel=KB9VBRAntennas Thanks to Michael Martens (Kb9VBR) for this excellent tutorial on making a strong, weather-resistant center insulator for HF dipole antennas. If you follow Michael's step-by-step assembly process, you'll have a sturdy support for your HF dipole antenna at a fraction of the cost of a commercially made product. Here are some of Michael's observations: The dipole is a common antenna for the amateur radio operator; and with good reason- dipoles are easy to build and are proven performers. Recently I wanted to build a dipole but didn't have a center insulator. Instead of paying $25-45 and waiting days for delivery‚ I decided to build my own for about $12 using common parts (with the exception of the SO-239) and tools available at your local home improvement store. Parts List: 1 - ¾ x ¾ x 1 inch PVC Tee connector