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Folded Dipole Antenna

If you can't see the video, please insert this title URL into your browser search box: This is post 2652 in a continuing series of simple ham radio antennas. Thanks to Stan Gibilisco (W1GV) for this clear, compact discussion on the theory and use of the Folded Dipole Antenna. This antenna can be made from ordinary 300-ohm TV twinlead. Make one of these simple antennas for your "go kit" or for emergency use at your home station. For more antenna ideas, contact Stan at ----- Thanks for joining us today. Aloha es 73 de Russ (KH6JRM).  

Simple Ham Radio Antennas: Folded Dipole Antenna. Post #376.

Here's a nice experimental monoband antenna that is easy to build and provides a bit more bandwidth than a single wire dipole. Stan Gibilisco (W1GV) reviews the basic theory and construction practices used to build this antenna. All you need is enough 300 ohm tv twinlead to build the dipole for your chosen frequency, some additional 300 ohm twin lead for the feed line, and a balanced tuner or a 4:1 balun to tuner combination to connect the feed line to your rig. I've built a version of this antenna for 40 and 20 meters, supported by a single fiberglass vertical mast using a sloper configuration. The folded dipole makes an excellent portable or emergency antenna. The antenna breaks down easily and can be rolled up and stored in a small plastic bag or container. For more information on this antenna, please visit For the latest Amateur Radio news and events, please check out the blog sidebar. These news feeds are updated daily. You can fo