If you can't see the video, please insert this title URL into your browser search box: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yH0zKNNGa0s . This is post 2212 in a continuing series of simple ham radio antennas. Whether you'll be homebound during the ARRL Field Day in June because of COVID-19 or contemplating a mini-dx pedition of your own (SOTA, IOTA), this simple, easy to make portable antenna from Kevin Loughin (KB9RLW) will be a welcome addition to your radio equipment. As Kevin shows, an easily-made 9:1 UnUn is the key to success for this project. Here are some additional remarks from Kevin: "My portable antenna for field day. Quick and easy to put up, great performance, and cheap. What could be better? Here is a link to the commercial UnUn that I used in the video. http://www.balundesigns.com/model-913... Also check out my 40-15 meter remote tuned magnetic loop: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J2QBQ... And my 160-80 meter 6ft. magnetic loop. https://ww
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If you can't see the video, please insert this title URL into your browser search box: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yH0zKNNGa0s. Thanks to Kevin Loughin (KB9RLW) for this amazingly simple, cheap, and high performance vertical antenna. Kevin originally designed this homemade antenna for the ARRL Field Day, where the accent is placed on emergency power, quickly made antennas, and the ability to handle contacts in a simulated emergency setting. Materials for this portable vertical HF antenna can be found at the nearest building supply outlet or neighborhood hardware store. If you have extra coaxial cable and a telescoping fiberglass mast, your construction phase will go fairly quickly. Why not make one of Kevin's antennas for your "go-kit" or for portable, "in-the-field" expeditions to the nearest park or recreation area? Also, you could make this antenna for home use, should your regular HF antennas be out of service. For the latest Amateur/Ha
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If you can't view this video, please insert this title URL into your browser search box: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yH0zKNNGa0s. This is one of the better video tutorials on how to design, build, and use a portable vertical antenna for field day or emergency use. Kevin (KB9RLW) covers basic vertical antenna theory and construction practices for this easy to make vertical antenna. As designed, the antenna will cover 20 through 15 meters. You may want to make this antenna for emergency use at your shack or for your vehicle "Go-Kit". A "tuner" is recommended for 10 meters and 30 meters. 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 updated each Friday). http://amateurradionewsinformation.com (Amateur Radio News & Information).