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Fan dipole, or multi-band dipole, antenna in my attic for my ham radio h...

If you can't see the video, please insert this title URL into your browser search box: Ron C has put together an outstanding HF multi-band dipole in his attic.  Like many of our fellow radio amateurs, Ron faces antenna restrictions imposed by HOAs and CC&Rs.  Ron shows us how to use available space to design, build, test, and use an antenna that remains "stealthy" and effective.  All you need is a single feed line, several single band dipoles connected to a center connector, and perhaps an antenna transmatch (i.e. "tuner") to get on the air without raising the suspicions of neighbors.  "Fan Dipoles" are suitable for portable operations such as Field Days and emergency communications exercises.  If you carefully trim each single band dipole and keep the elements separated by a few inches, an antenna "tuner" may not be necessary.  A "Fan Dipole" may be the answer to those of us who