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40 Meter Inverted-V Antenna-Build, Tune & Test!

If you can't see the video, please insert this title URL into your browser search box: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9-vpRMQWanw This is post 2305 in a continuing series of simple ham radio antennas. Thanks to Greg Alexander for this thorough discussion on how to design, build, tune, test, and use this popular HF antenna.  In this video, Gregg configures the Inverted V as a "fan dipole" antenna. Here are some of Gregg's observations: A video documenting the process of building a dipole. How to build and tune a 40 meter Inverted V wire dipole HF antenna. Here I build a multi-band dipole antenna for HF use on 40-20-15-10-6 meters. Some call this a fan dipole. This is just a quick video of what I have setup for a 40/20 meter antenna. This antenna has been working very well for me in spite of how close it is to the ground. In a pinch it will even. Snow day project with the kids making a 40m ham radio dipole antenna. ----- For the latest Amateur/Ham Ra

40 Meter Inverted V Antenna - Build, Tune & Test! Post 2037.

If you can't see the video, please insert this title URL into your browser search box: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9-vpRMQWanw. Here's a simple way to build, tune, and test an inverted V antenna that covers the 40-20-15-10-6 meter Amateur Radio bands. In this video, Greg Alexander creates an interesting inverted V/Fan Dipole combination that uses mostly locally available materials.  Only a single feedline is need for this antenna.  Greg lays out the construction procedure very well and all parts should go together without major issues. ---------------------------------------- For the latest Amateur/Ham Radio news and information, please visit these websites: http://www.HawaiiARRL.info. http://www.arrl.org. http://www.blubrry.com/arrlaudionews/ https://oahuarrlnews.wordpress.com. https://hamradiohawaii.wordpress.com. https://bigislandarrlnews.com. https://www.eham.net. http://www.hamradioupdate.com. http://www.southgatearc.org. Thanks for joining us tod

40 Meter Inverted V Antenna - Build, Tune & Test! Post 1952.

If you can't see the video, please insert this title URL into your browser search box: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9-vpRMQWanw. In this video from Greg Alexander, we see the complete design, construction, tuning, and testing sequence involved in making an inverted V "Fan Dipole Antenna." According to Greg, this homebrew multiband HF antenna covers the 40, 20, 15, 10, and 6 meter amateur radio bands.  If you build your fan dipole/inverted V with care, you won't need an antenna transmatch (i.e. "tuner") to solve high SWR issues. Greg does an excellent job of showing us the materials and techniques used to build this simple, easily supported (only one tall support is needed) HF antenna. 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://oahuarrlnews.wordpress.

40 Meter Inverted V Antenna - Build, Tune & Test! Post 1906.

If you can't see the video, please insert this title URL into your browser search box: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tbq1UgwM_go. A nicely done video tutorial from Barbara Justice and her children on how to build, tune, and test a multiband inverted Vee Antenna.  According to Ms. Justice, this inverted Vee dipole is built like a fan dipole and is capable of working the 40, 20. 15, 10, and 6 meter amateur radio bands. The instructions are clear and the assembly is fairly easy.  It was good to see her children involved in making this simple, effective antenna.  Perhaps, the "younger set" will pursue their own amateur/ham radio licenses in the future. 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://bigislandarrlnews.com. https://oahuarrlnews.wordpress.com. https://hamradio

Simple Ham Radio Antennas--40 Meter Inverted V Antenna - Build, Tune & Test! Post #570.

If you're having trouble viewing this video, please insert this URL into you browser search box: https://youtu.be/7za6gPWcNng. Another great antenna tutorial from Dave Tadlock (KG0ZZ).  In this video, Dave shows you how to design, build, and erect a 40 meter inverted v dipole antenna .  Most of the materials for this antenna can be found at the nearest hardware or home improvement store .  The inverted v gives a good account of itself and only uses one support to get the antenna above ground.  For multi-band use (40 through 10 meters), replace the coax feed line with 450 ohm ladder line or 300 ohm television twin lead.  Take this feed line and attach it to a 4:1 balun . Run a short length of 50 ohm coaxial cable from the balun to your antenna transmatch (i.e. tuner).  If you prefer using coaxial cable, the 40 meter inverted v dipole antenna can be used on its third harmonic to give coverage of the 15 meter ham band.  The SWR may be a bit high on 15 meters, so an antenna t