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Building 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 This is post 2420 in a continuing series of simple ham radio antennas. Thanks to Michael Martens (KB9VBR) for this handy gadget which will support the center of your HF dipole through all kinds of weather.  Although commercially-made center dipole supports are available, you can build your own out of locally available materials for about $12 US. Here are some comments about the project, including estimated costs and a list of required materials. 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 a