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Making and Using a Simple 40-m Dipole. Post #1420.

If you can't see this video, please insert this title URL into your browser search box: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gfLUrVnnQUI. Although there are many excellent commercial grade HF dipole antennas on the market, nothing beats "rolling your own" from spare or surplus parts available in your home or at the nearest hardware store.  In this video from David Casler (KE0OG), we see how "scrounged" or repurposed wire, plastic, and other building materials can turned into a simple, effective, and inexpensive antenna for the 40-meter band (or any other Amateur Radio band you may have in mind).  Dave takes us step-by-step through the design, construction, and use of this uncomplicated, versatile HF antenna.  If you cut your antenna wires carefully, this antenna can be used on the 15 meter band, using the third harmonic of 40 meters.  If you choose to make this antenna, please use your tools safely and take your time.  Your reward will be a high-performance HF