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How to build a simple speaker wire antenna for 10m.

You don't need an expensive antenna to enjoy the frequent band openings on the 10 meter Amateur Radio Band. According to Joe Domaleski (KI4ASK), a roll of ordinary speaker wire, a few connectors, and convenient length of coaxial cable will get you on the air in less than an hour. Joe does an excellent job of designing and assembling this basic, effective antenna.  Each step is carefully explained and demonstrated. If you can't see the video, please insert this title URL into your browser search box: Here are some comment from Joe (KI4ASK): In this short video I demonstrate how easy it is to make a 10m dipole antenna using speaker wire. After building the antenna, I use it to make a QRP contact from my home in Atlanta to a station in Wyoming! The formula to calculate the dipole length is L (ft) = 468 / f (MHz). My target frequency is 28.380, so 468 / 28.380 = 16.5 ft. Each element is 1/2 of that or just over 8 ft. To allow for fine