Bret at the SurvivalComms Youtube channel (it is not me, just a name coincidence I did not expect) has built his own version of the Jungle Antenna (Link 1, Link 2)
He uses a ring made from ABS rods to “hang” and position the ground wires, and the handheld’s radio own antenna. From the looks of it performance can further be increased with a telescopic antenna like the Diamond RH-770.
He also has a build of a discone antenna with the same method.
DIY folding VHF / UHF Discone Antenna
Check him out!
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In 2012 the Catastrophe Network published what they called The Standardized Prepper Coded Matrix (SPCM). The Catastrophe Network is no more, but luck has it that I kept the SPCM in my archive.
Screen Capture of the Original Post.
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In this short piece I will exploring the uses of the BNC Male to Banana Jack Connector in VHF antenna building.
It is a very controversial item cos it allows easy connection of the antenna elements, has a build-in coax connector, is stout enough for field work, and has also 2 mounting holes to pass your wire or paracord through. Practically you can build anything with it as long as you can cut and strip some wire.
Unfortunately I am too occupied with lesser stuff to make and tune the actual antennas, so please make do with their simulations and a few comments.
The Vertical Dipole
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