More HAMsmithing – July 2017

This is just a quick project. The past week I made me two DIY wore dipole antennas for the VHF.

The lower one is of solid core wire and a Banana-to-BNC adapter. After “tuning” it with my SWR meter it will be disassembled and stored.


The top one is from a piece of oooold AC wire and crimp ring terminals. This one will be used for an SDR listening when I receive the thin coax wire to make it pocketable.


The antenna will be hung by its one end, and look how its lower end will be tensioned. The wire itself will be bearing the weight of the coax to prevent breaking on the connector. A prussik knot on the coax is used.



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