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A 2m/70cm vertical dipole DIY . . .

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  1. Robb

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    I think you're right, Robb.
    It can hardly get much simpler. All in time . . .
     
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    Two metal coat hangers and it almost makes it's self...
    - 'Doc
     
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  4. fortyfiver

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    great dipole

    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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  5. Robb

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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!

    Here are the pics:
     

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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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    That coax has a serious discontinuity. I'd be sure to check it out before I tried transmitting with it...:whistle:
     
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    Pretty cool. Just trying to get an idea of the size. For scale purposes, is it sitting on a woman's chest?
    :D
     
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    Awesome question. That all I'm going to say about that...
     
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    Well, either it is a couch - or it is Ethel Merman.
    Sure hope it is a couch . . .
     
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    It is rather tantalizing...
     
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