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HF tape measure horizontal dipole antenna. Post 2019.

If you can't see the video, please insert this title URL into your browser search box: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PiU6x9aZT7A. An amazing amount of materials can be used to make HF antennas.  In this video from NC4FB and KI4PMT, we see an old VHF/UHF construction process applied to the amateur radio HF bands--namely, using inexpensive steel tape measures to make horizontal dipole elements. According the description of this innovative HF antenna, the tape measure variant performs well on all amateur bands between 6 and 40 meters. For the latest Amateur/Ham Radio news and information, please visit these websites: http://www.HawaiiARRL.info. http://www.arrl.org. http://www.blubrry.com/arrlaudionews/ https://oahuarrlnews.wordpress.com. https://hamradiohawaii.wordpress.com. https://bigislandarrlnews.com. https://www.eham.net. http://www.southgatearc.org. Thanks for joining us today. Aloha es 73 de Russ (KH6JRM).

HF tape measure horizontal dipole antenna. Post #1303.

If you can't views this video, please insert this title URL into your browser search box: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PiU6x9aZT7A. I'm familiar with steel tape measures as elements for 2 meter yagis, but I've never seen the same principal applied to the HF bands.  In this video from KI4PMI and NC4FB, we see how common steel tape measures can be used for antennas covering 40 through 06 meters.  According to NC4FB, you change bands by adjusting the length of the steel tape measure. An ingenious, creative, and inexpensive way to use common materials as antenna elements.  This antenna covers amateur radio frequencies from 40 through 06 meters.  You can have plenty of fun working with this type of antenna. For the latest Amateur Radio news and information, please visit these websites: http://www.HawaiiARRL.info. https://oahuarrlnews.wordpress.com. https://bigislandarrlnews.com. http://www.arrl.org. http://www.arrl.org/arrl-audio-news (a weekly podcast which is u

Simple Ham Radio Antennas--HF tape measure horizontal dipole antenna. Post #790.

If you're having difficulty viewing this video, please insert this title link into your browser search box: https://youtu.be/PiU6x9aZT7A.  KI4PMI and NC4FB present an interesting approach to building a horizontal dipole antenna covering Amateur Radio Bands from 6 meters to 40 meters.  The antenna elements are steel tape measures, which you can find at hardware stores and home improvement outlets. I've built a few tape measure yagi/beam antennas for 2 meters, but I've never gone as far as building a tape measure dipole suitable for HF. Bands are selected by varying the lengths of the tape measures.  The video is well done and easy to follow.  This could be my next project.  For the latest Amateur Radio news and events, please check out the blog sidebars.  These news feeds are updated daily.  Thanks for joining us today!  Aloha es 73 de Russ (KH6JRM).

Simple Ham Radio Antennas--HF tape measure horizontal dipole antenna. Post #693.

If you're having trouble viewing this video, please insert this title link into your browser search box: https://youtu.be/PiU6x9aZT7A.  Here's another interesting way to build a simple, effective HF dipole antenna covering 6 meters to 40 meters.  The antenna elements are steel measuring tapes, which can be varied in length to control the resonant frequency of the antenna.  KI4PMI and NC4TB do an excellent job of designing and building this antenna.  Most of the materials can be purchased from the nearest hardware store or building supply outlet. For the latest Amateur Radio news and events, please check out the blog sidebars. These news feeds are updated daily.  You can follow our blog community with a free email subscription or by tapping into the blog RSS feed.  Thanks for joining us today! Aloha es 73 de Russ (KH6JRM).