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Counterpoise/Rat Tail for Ham Radio. Post #1630.

If you can't view the video, please insert this title URL into your browser search box: Adding a short "rat tail" or counterpoise wire to your hand held VHF/UHF transceiver can boost the range of your radio, reduce the swr a bit, and lead to clearer communications.  The "rat tail" becomes the missing half of the radio's vertical antenna.  This video shows you a simple way of making and attaching the "rat tail" to your transceiver.  A  basic, simple way to increase the coverage of your VHF/UHF transceiver. For the latest Amateur/Ham Radio news and information, please visit these websites:, (a weekly podcast which is updated each Friday afternoon). Than