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Building a simple, lightweight ham radio antenna for 20m

If you can't see the video, please insert this title URL into your browser search box: This is post 2399 in a continuing series of simple ham radio antennas. Thanks to Carl (2E0EZT) for this excellent, oft times humorous look at making a basic, inexpensive 20 meter vertical antenna.  The antenna is good for both home and field use. Here are some of Carl's observations: A quick video following a conversation with a fellow operator about working lightweight SOTA or similar. I own an MP1 SuperAntenna but felt that making a simple wire antenna and a small flag pole could get you onto the lower bands (20m) quite easily and lightweight. I made this antenna during a break while working at home, it tested fine on the analyser and worked very well during a quick deployment at some high ground near home. PLEASE NOTE: the fold over wire (about 90cm) should be kept away from the rest of the wire antenna runni