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How to build an Inverted L for low-bands. Ham Radio Antennas made easy. Post 1931.

If you can't see the video, please insert this title URL into your browser search box: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kCq_fOwCLT4. Now that HF propagation is favoring the lower amateur/ham radio bands (160m, 80m, and 40m), you may want to design, build, and test an inverted L antenna. In this video, Callum (M0MCX) shows us how to build a simple antenna for the lower HF bands--in this case an inverted L for 80 meters.  The antenna has a small footprint, is easy to build and tune, and remains fairly inexpensive.  As Callum points out, the basic 80 meter inverted L provides decent DX and local coverage, too.   Used with an antenna transmatch (i.e. "tuner"), this antenna can also be used on 40 meters through 10 meters.  For the latest Amateur/Ham Radio news and information, please visit these websites: http://www.HawaiiARRL.info. http://www.arrl.org. http://www.arrl.org/arrl-audio-news (a weekly podcast which is updated each Friday afternoon). https://oahuar