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My 40/20 Meter fan dipole antenna. Post 2161.

If you can't see the video, please insert this title URL into your browser search box:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8DMHVCrJZqY Thanks to KC2IRV for this concise, easy-to-understand guide to building a "classic " fan dipole antenna.  In this case, the antenna will cover both the 40 and 20 meter Amateur Radio bands without an antenna "tuner."  A "tuner" will be needed if other bands, such as 80 meters, will be used. Here are some observations from KC2IRV: "This is just a quick video of what I have setup for a 40/20 meter antenna. This antenna has been working very well for me in spite of how close it is to the ground. In a pinch it will even load up on 80 meters with a good tuner. I use common PVC 1" plumbing Tee's for my insulators." ----- 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/arrlaudionews/ http:

My 40/20 Meter fan dipole antenna. Post #1159.

If you can't view this video, please insert this title URL into your browser search box: https://www.youtube.watch?v=8DMHVCrJZqY. Here's another simple, easily made dipole antenna that covers the 40 and 20 meter Amateur Radio bands.  Separate dipoles for each band are joined at a center connector and fed with the same 50-ohm coaxial feed line.  According to KC2IRV, this antenna will also work on 80 meters with a sturdy antenna "tuner." Fifteen meter operation is also possible using the 3rd harmonic of 7 MHz.  SWR will be slightly higher on 15 meters than 40 meters, but can be controlled with an antenna "tuner."  KC2IRV uses 1-inch/2.54 cm PVC plumbing Tees for insulators.  A cheap, multiband HF antenna that works. For the latest Amateur Radio News and information, please visit these websites: http://www.HawaiiARRL.info. https://oahuarrlnews.wordpress.com. https://bigislandarrlnews.wordpress.com. http://www.kh6jrm.info (breaking news for radio ama