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Diamond A144-S5

The Diamond A144-S5 is a great, light weight 2 meter antenna for portable or base use. This factory adjusted antenna weighs only 1.4 pounds. The center element is insulated from ground. This antenna may be installed for vertical (for FM) or horizontal polarization. The A144S5 is shown with the optional KB144 side mount bracket (sold […]

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Ground Plane 3

Ground plane for 144, 222 and 440 MHz

Here we have a ground plane antenna mostly used for 144, 222, 440 Mhz. Its one of the simplest antennas to make. New hams can build this with little to no experience in antenna building. I am not going to go into the details on how to built it, because its so simple. You can […]

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Dipole Center Insulator 4

Dipole Center Insulator

Some time ago I built a j-pole antenna. It is currently my only radio antenna. I wanted to find an easier antenna to build for myself and something I can recommend to new operators. I guess it’s the new ham in me but I wanted something new. I tried to build a 2m yagi antenna. […]

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HDTV Antenna 1

HDTV Antenna

The time has come for me to build a HDTV Antenna. I have seen many different types of this antenna online and until recently I did not need one. We purchased a portable DVD/TV player for emergencies and for my son on long drives. The portable DVD/TV came with a small mag mount type antenna […]

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300 Ohm J-Pole 1

300 Ohm Twin Lead J-Pole Antenna

Here is a J-Pole antenna that I built back in November of ’09. This build was taken from QST, September 1994. The author is Jim Reynante, KD6GLF. A PDF of the file can be found at the bottom. I am not going to go into how I made it. You can read that for yourself. […]

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