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Making and Using a Simple 40-m Dipole (#86)

If you can't see the video, please insert this title URL into your browser search box: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gfLUrVnnQUI. This is post 2102 in a continuing series of simple ham radio antennas. Thanks to Dave Casler (KE0OG) for this nicely done tutorial on how to make a 40 meter dipole antenna out of parts you may have around your home. There's no need to spend a lot of money on an antenna if you're willing to use what's available locally.  Antenna experimentation is both fun and educational.  Put those antenna formulas to work on a dipole you made yourself. Here are some observations from Dave as he makes this homebrew 40 meter dipole antenna: "I'm often asked how to make a dipole. In this video I use materials on hand to build a 40-meter amateur radio dipole. I hung it on the antenna test rig I built this past week, and it works great! Lots of work, though. Although dipoles are available for far less than $100, I made this one for zero!&qu

Making and Using a Simple 40-m Dipole (#86)> Post #1281.

If you can't view this video, please insert this title URL into your browser search box: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gfLUrVnnQUI. Here's another great video tutorial from David Casler (KE0OG).  In this video, Dave shows how simple materials around your home can be used to make an effective 40-meter dipole antenna.  If you had to buy the materials at a neighborhood home improvement outlet or hardware store, your total cost would be less than $30.00.  I've built several dipole antennas following Dave's instructions, and each one has worked well, considering the cost. If you use coaxial cable as a feedline, your 40-meter antenna can be used on the third harmonic for 15-meter operation. If you use a balanced feeder, along with a 4:1 current balun and an antenna "tuner", you can have multiband capability from 40 meters through 10 meters.  This simple antenna will serve you well.  Erect it as high as you can. For the latest Amateur Radio news and informat

Making and Using a Simple 40-m Dipole (#86). Post #1206.

If you can't view this video, please insert this title URL into your browser search box: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gfLUrVnnQUI. I always enjoy the "laid back" and relaxing manner in which Dave Casler presents his video tutorials. This one is no exception. In this video, Dave explains how to make and use a simple 40-meter dipole antenna from commonly available parts around your shack or home. Other materials can be found at the nearest building supply or hardware store.  In this case, Dave was able to make this antenna at no cost, thanks to the materials he had in his home. This is a classic case of time vs. money.  If you're willing to spend a few hours of free time making this antenna, you'll save money and have a lot of fun at the end of your labors. 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.