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Ham Radio HF Homebrew Antenna: Tape Measure Counterpoise

If you can't see the video, please insert this title URL into your browser search box:   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zxTUF1DyzWo .  This is post 2206 in a continuing series of simple ham radio antennas. Here's another example of making a HF antenna with available parts.  In this case, Mike Hannah creates a "slinky" vertical antenna with a counterpoise fashioned from steel tape measures.  Very basic, but the antenna works.  You may want to substitute copper coated wire or aluminum pieces for the tape measures in case you need to solder the counterpoise to the antenna base. Here are some of Mike's observations: "Slinky Antenna Build Video here: https://youtu.be/sOm1sOByoH8 I've changed out the speaker wire counterpoise on my slinky antenna with a tape measure! Will it work? Guess we will find out soon enough! Here is the link to the dremel bit set I was using. https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07... " ----- For the latest Amateur/Ham