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Random Wire Antenna Essentials

If you can't see the video, please insert this title URL into your browser search box: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NWuYgRyWlmE This is post 2283 in a continuing series of simple ham radio antennas. Thanks to Stan Gibilisco (W1GV) for this comprehensive look at random length end-fed antennas. Stan does a good job of describing how to design, build, install and test end-fed random length antennas.  Of particular importance is the use of a balun to match the high impedance of the wire antenna with the relatively low impedance of your HF transceiver.  Also covered is the use of a ground radial or counterpoise system to improve the efficiency of this antennas. ----- For the latest Amateur/Ham Radio news and information, please check these websites: http://www.HawaiiARRL.info. http://www.arrl.org. http://www.hamradioupdate.com. http://www.southgatearc.org. https://www.blubrry.com/arrlaudionews/ https://oahuarrlnews.wordpress.com. https://hamradiohawaii.wordpress.com. https://bigislan