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Simple Ham Radio Antennas--Build your own 110 foot multi band dipole home brew ham radio HF antenna

This is post #666. If you're having difficulty viewing this video, please insert this address into your browser search box: Here's another simple antenna idea that will give you hours of enjoyment at minimul expense.  In this video, W5XJ show us how to build a 110-foot/33.53 meters center-fed dipole that covers the 80 meter to 6 meter amateur radio bands .  According to W5XK, "materials are easy to find and inexpensive to the function and fun this antenna brings to the table."  All you need is a small piece of PVC pipe , a suitable length of #14 AWG copper wire , some 450 ohm ladder line , a balun , and an antenna transmatch (i.e. tuner).  W5XJ uses a nearby tree to support the center of the antenna.  You could also use a telescoping fiberglass mast to support the antenna as an inverted V or as a half-wavelength sloper antenna.  This antenna is versatile, easy to make, covers several amateur radio bands, and is suitable as an emer