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Building a Doublet Aerial. Post 1829.

If you can't see the video, please insert this title URL into your browser search box: https://www.youtube.watch?v=vAYbkVhsSBY. The classic multiband HF doublet antenna is a surprisingly effective antenna which is easy and fairly inexpensive to make.  Fed with balanced feedline and connected to a balun/"tuner" combination, the doublet will let you cover any amateur radio band between 160 and 6 meters.  Just cut the antenna for the lowest frequency of use and you're on the way to a decent, high performance antenna which won't close out your credit card. In this video, "One Time Pad" takes us through the entire design, construction, tuning, and use process.  Here us the list of materials needed to make this antenna reality: "Antenna Components: Copper wire for radiating element (I used multi –strand Flexweave) Ladder line/Open wire/Ribbon (I used 300Ω ribbon because its neater) x3 eye bolts with associated nuts as washers x1 straight wastew

Building a Doublet Aerial. Post #1548.

If you can't see the video, please insert this title URL into your browser search box: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vAYbkVhsSBY. One of the best general purpose, multiband HF antennas is the classic doublet fed by balanced feeders going into a balanced antenna "tuner."  In this video, Adrian ("One Time Pad") documents the design, construction, and adjustment phases of his homebrewed doublet antenna.  Here's the complete list of materials and tools needed to build this versatile HF antenna: "Antenna Components: Copper wire for radiating element (I used multi –strand Flexweave) Ladder line/Open wire/Ribbon (I used 300Ω ribbon because its neater) x3 eye bolts with associated nuts as washers x1 straight wastewater pipe connector x2 access plugs for above wastewater pipe connector x2 wing nuts and bolts x2 Dog bone Isolators (to isolate end of each antenna leg) x1 spool Rosin core solder (i.e. solder with embedded flux) Cable ties Heat shrink tu