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Say Goodbye to that G5RV! Look at the ZS6BKW. Post 1966.

If you can't view this video, please insert this title URL into your browser search box: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MbXmAcf9MmI . If you're disappointed in the multiband HF performance of your G5RV antenna, try the ZS6BKW antenna as modified by N4UFB and AE4VJ.  With the possible exception of 450 ohm ladder line, most of the materials needed for this multiband HF antenna are readily available.  N4UFB and AE4VJ discuss the theory, construction, and testing of this antenna in easily understood terms. The ZS6BKW design is easily built and quickly adjustable. For the latest Amateur/Ham Radio news and information, please visit these websites: http://www.HawaiiARRL.info. http://www.arrl.org. https://oahuarrlnews.wordpress.com. https://hamradiohawaii.wordpress.com. https://bigislandarrlnews.com. https://www.eham.net. http://www.southgatearc.org. Thanks for joining us today. Aloha es 73 de Russ (KH6JRM).

Say Goodbye to that G5RV! Look at the ZS6BKW. Post1885.

If you can't see the video, please insert this title URL into your browser search box: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MbXmAcf9MmI&app=desktop. If you're a bit disappointed in the performance of your G5RV HF antenna, try this modification of Louis Varney's (G5RV--SK) classic antenna. Marck (AE4J) and his friends have adopted a design by ZS6BKW which offers a few improvements over Varney's pioneering antenna.  The most conspicuous departures from the G5RV are the length of the antenna elements and the matching section. According to Marck, the each horizontal element is 46 ft, 10 in / 14.274 m long, with the 450 ohm matching section (ladder line) measuring 39 ft, 1.5 in /11.926 m long.  With the exception of the 450 ohm ladder line, most of the antenna materials can be found at your local hardware store or building supply outlet.  The only major drawback to this antenna is the use of two supporting structures such as trees or masts.  An inverted Vee configu