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Long Wire Antenna Build

If you can't see the video, please insert this title URL into your browser search box: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RU0DhCkglfw Thanks to "Jez" for this basic introduction to "long wire" receiving antennas. You can find most of the antenna components in your "junk box" or at your neighborhood hardware store or building supply outlet. This antenna can also be modified for transmitting on the Amateur Radio HF bands.  But as a simple shortwave receiving antenna, this project will perform very well. The old Radio Shack DX-384 featured in the video is still a decent receiver for shortwave listening. Here are some comments from Jez: In this weeks video we build a simple long wire antenna. You might have the parts sitting there in your shack to build one yourself . This antenna is nice and simple to build so give it a try yourself #long ​ wire antenna #2j4ez ​ #antenna ----- Thanks for joining us today. Aloha es 73 de Russ (KH6JRM).  

Long Wire Antenna Build

If you can't see the video, please insert this title URL into your browser search box:   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RU0DhCkglfw .  This is post 2201 in a continuing series of simple ham radio antennas. Thanks to 2J4EZ for this ultra-simple, "quick and dirty", cheap, and highly portable random length long wire antenna.  You can build this easy antenna with materials you already have in your "junk box" or from the nearest hardware-building supply outlet. Should you desire to use this antenna for transmitting, you would require much more attention to a ground radial system and the proper matching of the high impedance long wire to the low impedance of  your receiver/transmitter. However, as an emergency or expedient antenna, the project will do the job.  Experiment and see what happens. ----- For the latest Amateur/Ham Radio news and information, please visit these websites: http://www.HawaiiARRL.info. http://www.arrl.org. http://www.blubrry.com