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Strange Antenna Challenge

Discussion in 'Amateur Radio Antennas' started by RickC., Aug 16, 2009.

  1. RickC.

    RickC. Hopeless antenna junkie

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    http://www.n0ew.org/k0s/k0s_2009/kc4zua/k0s_2009_kc4zua.php

    If I could weld aluminum an Extended Double Crutch for 20m would be in the plans...





    Rick
     

  2. W5LZ

    W5LZ Crotchety Old Bastard

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    Lets see... 2 meters, a couple of bedpans? Got a couple of old bed springs, regular sized whatever that is? 11 meter wide 'bedspread' dipole. How about a couple of windows with metal screens? Depending on how far apart they are, anything from 10 meters to... 20? Got metal siding? Feed it, who knows where it'd end up? Close to a railroad track? Don't laugh, I know that works!
    'Course, it helps to have a tuner, just in case.
    - 'Doc
     
  3. C2

    C2 Sr. Member

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    I'm gonna load up my gutters
     
  4. Moleculo

    Moleculo Administrator
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    I like the ones where guys have loaded up trees and used them as antennas.
     
  5. Happy_Hamer

    Happy_Hamer Administrator
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    I tried to make a slinky dipole, that damn plastic just would not load up :headbang
     
  6. 6 Meters Rules

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    Next you'll try loading up your DOG I BET!!
     
  7. G8WWD

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    Dammit, my wife's crutches are wooden.....:headbang

    Could try the wheelchair though. Would I have to be /m with that? :)

    Or I could try the green house. That's metal!
     
  8. Radio Tech

    Radio Tech Radio Operator

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    We had a 60 foot light pole at work. It was not working and the thing sat on a three foot high concrete support. I used to back my truck up to it and load it up on 20 and 40. Had a blast at lunch time.
     

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