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Homebrew dual band vertical dipole for 2m & 70cm. Post 1990.

If you can't view the video, please insert this title URL into your browser search box: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xgm0lgpKfHg. Thanks to KG7TUO for this intriguing vertical dipole antenna for the 2 m and 70 cm amateur radio bands.  This antenna is perfect for deed-restricted housing or for portable operations.  Most of the materials can be found at the nearest home improvement outlet, electrical supply warehouse, or neighborhood hardware store. Here are some of KG7TUO's comments about the antenna: NOTE: Comparative testing of this antenna against one without the "choke" showed that the choke is NOT needed. Homemade vertical dipole for HAM 2 meter and 70 cm bands. With 1 watt, it will reliably hit a repeater 29 miles away (furthest repeater not blocked by terrain). The Elmer that checked this antenna for me said "don't touch it, put it up". SWR across the 2 meter band is 1.1 to 1.4 with most of the band covered at 1.2 or below and 1.1