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Turn this 28m light pole into an antenna for 1.8 MHz. Post 2048.

If you can't see the video, please insert this title URL into your browser search box: Here's another intriguing and somewhat strange antenna project from Australian ham Peter Parker (VK3YE). Peter shows us how to convert free-standing light poles into workable vertical antennas for the 160 meter amateur radio band.  Please get permission from local authorities before you try this antenna. Peter offers this commentary on this unusual antenna project: "Ever thought about how good those light poles you see at sports ovals would be if only you could connect them up as an antenna? Wonder no more. With a coupling loop it's possible to load them up on at least the 160 metre amateur band. Video demonstrates how it's done with contacts made with 10 watts of AM on 1.8 MHz. The variable capacitor and coil used in series with the feed coil is the ground tuning unit described in a previous video. Recording by Clint V