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Simple Ham Radio Antennas--Rebuild MFJ 1622 Apartment Antenna for Ham Radio HF. Post #485.

If you have trouble viewing this video, please enter the following URL into your browser search box: Excellent antenna rebuilding project from the " North Carolina Prepper.  Like this ham, I have an old MFJ-1622 Apartment Antenna, which I use for portable and emergency situations.  When I saw this intriguing video, I decided that some overdue maintenance on this old, reliable base-loaded vertical was in order.  The large clamp was fine.  It attached easily to the railing of my lanai (outdoor porch) at my vacation home in the Puna District of Hawaii Island . The suggestions discribed in this video are easy to implement and will improve the overall efficiency of this small antenna.  First, I replaced the stock coaxial cable feed line with some RG-8X I had in the shack. Next, I cut a counterpoise wire for each band of use (40 meters through 2 meters), rather than use the one roll out counterpoise wire supplied with the antenna kit.  Band changes