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Ham Radio - My second HF antenna. A stealth end fed wire for 80 - 10 m...

If you can't view this video, please insert this title URL into your browser search box: This is post #1172 in a continuing series about Ham Radio Antennas. Here's an experimental end-fed wire antenna that is simple, inexpensive, and stealthy--just right for radio amateurs living in deed-restricted homes and apartments.  Kevin Loughin (KB9RLW) began building this antenna as an experiment and ended up with an effective, multiband HF antenna (80-10 meters) that could be used as backup antenna for his regular antennas. In this video, Kevin takes us step-by-step through the design, construction, and placement of this end-fed wire antenna.  As explained in the video, you will need an antenna transmatch (i.e. "tuner"), a UNUN made from T-50-2 torroids, and a counterpoise/ground radial system to get the maximum efficiency out of this antenna.  All of the key components of the antenna can be confined to the perimeter of your