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Simple Ham Radio Antennas--S9v Antenna Kit-Assembly and Review, Part 2 of 2. Post #533.

If you're having trouble seeing this video, please insert the following URL into your browser search box: https://youtu.be/Ln1TDI2NEiw. This is part 2 of "Tinker John's (W5CYF) tutorial on assembling and testing a S9v Antenna Kit designed for 20 meters.  If you follow the instructions carefully, you'll succeed in making an efficient portable and emergency antenna .  Tinker John says the antenna works best with a unun or balun and a ground radial or counterpoise system. The radial system supplies "the missing half" of the antenna.  The more radials the better.  I built a similar system a few years ago out of PVC pipe and #12 AWG house wire and found that a radial field of 12 to 16 quarter wave radials seemed to work best for my location.  Your mileage may vary.  The video is well-done and offers quite a few helpful hints.  For the latest Amateur Radio news and events, please check out the blog sidebars.  These news feeds are updated daily. Thanks