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Old 04-21-2012, 06:19 PM
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This must be one of the simplest yet most effective DIY 2m/70cm antennas yet.
You can build this with stuff you have laying around.
Local friend was looking to build his own antenna for cheap, so I turned him on to this:

http://amateurradio.bz/2m-70cm_verti...e_antenna.html

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I think you're right, Robb.
It can hardly get much simpler. All in time . . .
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THAT is a great looking dipole! I love building and using simple antennas and I'll be starting this one tomorrow!

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A local friend that I told about this antenna project built it today. Took him 45 minutes and cost him $12. Instead of using stainless steel for the elements, he used brass. He also tightened up the gap between the 2m/70cm sections seen in these pictures; the pics were taken before he corrected them.

Nice job, Wayne!

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Can't beat simple. looks good.
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Zed Zed has alot of useful and informative videos. I recommend checking them out if you haven't already.

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A local friend that I told about this antenna project built it today. Took him 45 minutes and cost him $12. Instead of using stainless steel for the elements, he used brass. He also tightened up the gap between the 2m/70cm sections seen in these pictures; the pics were taken before he corrected them.

Nice job, Wayne!

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That coax has a serious discontinuity. I'd be sure to check it out before I tried transmitting with it...
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