Re: cheap vertical

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From: John Harper AE5X (ae5x@qsl.net)
Date: Wed Dec 05 2001 - 15:12:53 CST


I used three 10-foot sections from Radio Shack for a 40m vertical. I drilled
holes into the part where sections overlapped and screwed sheet metal screws
into the holes to ensure a good electrical connection between sections. Then
I used a hose clamp to fasten a 4' whip to the top section to make up the
rest of the length required to resonate the antenna on the CW portion of the
band. The whole thing then sat on a glass Coke bottle and was guyed with
nylon cord at the 20' level. It worked great with eight 1/4-wave radials.

John Harper AE5X
Outdoor QRP & Lowband DXing: http://www.qsl.net/ae5x


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