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Roll Up Slim Jim Antenna for Emergency Preparedness. Post #1552.

If you can't see the video, please insert this title URL into your browser search box: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=196-sS2yYak. A nicely done video from Coach Helder (W2NTC) on how to set up and use the 2m/70cm rollup slim jim/J-Pole antenna by Nelson Antennas.  Coach discusses indoor and outdoor applications of this sturdy, well-crafted antenna.  Antenna tests were made using a Yaesu VX-8DR HT.  You may want to buy two of these antennas--one for your emergency "go-kit" and the other for home use.  If you feel more adventuresome, you could make your own slim jim/J-Pole from locally available materials. For the latest Amateur/Ham Radio news and information, please visit these websites: http://www.HawaiiARRL.info. http://www.arrl.org. http://www.arrl.org/arrl-audio-news (a weekly podcast which is updated each Friday afternoon). https://hamradiohawaii.wordpress.com. https://bigislandarrlnews.com. https://amateurradionewsinformation.com (Amateur Radio News