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End Fed Half Wave Antenna-11 Bands One Antenna

If you can't see the video, please insert this title URL into your browser search box:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ree8NtpEEW4 .  This is post 2151 in a continuing series of simple ham radio antennas. In this intriguing video from Steve Ellington, we learn how to build a super antenna covering 11 amateur/ham radio bands.  Although this antenna is a bit more complex than your average dipole or 1/4 wavelength vertical, most radio amateurs should be able to build this versatile antenna with a little patience and creativity. Steve explains how he created this antenna: "What started out as an 8 band antenna now covers 11 bands. The EFHW transformer can be bypassed with this relay which turns the antenna into a 130' end fed. It now resonates on 160, 60 and 6 meters when in the bypassed position. If the 160m antenna appears to be too long, insert a series capacitor in the antenna lead between the boxes. I found that I needed .0015uf. Voltage rating needs to be at l

End Fed Half Wave Antenna -11 Bands One Antenna! Post#1342.

If you can't view this video, please insert this title URL into your browser search box: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ree8NtpEEWA. Here's another interesting variant of the familiar end-fed halfwave antenna.  In this video, Steve Ellington shows how he added 160, 60, and 6 meters to his 130-foot/39.63 meter random wire, which already covered the 80, 40, 20, 15, and 10 meter bands.  The key is the addition of a 12-volt relay which bypass regular tuning, allowing for 160, 60, and 6 meter coverage. For the latest Amateur Radio news and information, please visit these websites: http://www.HawaiiARRL.info. https://oahuarrlnews.wordpress.com. https://bigislandarrlnews.come. http://www.arrl.org. http://www.arrl.org/arrl-audio-news (a weekly podcast which is updated each Friday). http://amateurradionewsinformation.com (Amateur Radio News & Information). Other sites of interest: Hawaii Science Digest (http://hawaiisciencedigest.com). Hawaii Intelligence Digest