joseph kopeczy: if you got the yard room you want a antenna for 10 20 40 80 160 meter
antenna build your self a maypole also known as the fan diepole and your
able to do them into a inverted v antenna one coxal feed 5 bands the coil
make the antenna shorter so you can use it in a small yard if you have a 40
meter diepole dont think you can put up a 80 meter diepole full size make
the 80 meter diepole full size and turn it into a 80 meter Z antenna you
need 4 or more 1/2 12 inch long pvc pipe drill hole in the ends on both
side of the pvc run the wire thru it hand the antenna from a pole come down
run the wire thru the pvc run it back up to the pole then back down about 2
of the pvc you need for each side of the antenna
Keith Rodgers: Great Video.. Like all Ham's you just had to talk about the WEATHER! Damn!
Christopher Larwood: I would like to build this antenna and had a couple of questions - how
critical is the height above ground for the ends of the antenna near the
traps? For portable ops I have a 9 meter mast ( 27ft) and tie off points
for the antenna ends are not always available and resorting to a steel tent
peg in the ground and the ends/traps being quite low to ground.
The resonant frequency would need to be more like 3.600 so should 3 or so
turns be added?
How many meters of 18 AWG magnet wire is needed - seems 200 grams is 30m or
.440 pounds. Don't want to run short!
A video on fine tuning coils would be great. Thanks for your excellent
videos Dave - so well explained in clear terms and even with mm for us that
work in metric! If you could host higher resolution version of videos on
your site even better.
rzimmer1: awesome videos thanks for sharing. i have a question to ask if you can help
me. i want to get a shortwave radio and wanted to know what kind of antenna
that can be made to cover most bands in general. any help to me making my
own antenna that would be great. i liked and subbed
oh i wanted to tell you i am limited to a lot of space.
W3LDR: I got my ticket Oct 2013 now I am a Extra Class however this was one of the
first antennas I built from Daves youtube videos. My SWRs are flat on 40
and 80 and I get excellent reports on both bands all the time at about 35ft
in the air.
Vince Loschiavo: This would be good for how much power? 1KW? or just 100w?
K9Handler521: Thank you for the video, greetings from New York- KB2GQZ
ColonelK0rn1: Those are amazing SWR's right out of the workshop!
James Lollar: Dave, you do a great job of making videos of your efforts. It is very
helpful to anyone interested in Amateur Radio Antenna's. Keep up the good
work. A lot of people who post assume people watching on you tube have as
much antenna knowledge as they do. Not so all the time. You can impart
your know how without talking down to us Amateurs. Thanks a lot you have
really helped me. James k5gkr
Luiz C Balista: Dave, I do appreciate your technisc for making coils. From now on I will
save time and improve my coils. Tnks and 73. PY2CN
JillmanVideo: Plasti-Dip is also great to coat the coils with.
Richard Lawn: I followed your helpful construction video exactly and the antenna works
perfectly!! Kudos! Now I'm wondering if I can add a 17 meter element? I
have a feeling that since it doesn't fall as a harmonic it won't work well.
Mike Erstad: Dave,
What the heck is all that noise outside... Sounds like locust attacking....
Hey, fantastic job on all your videos.
Kenneth Burdick: very detailed good work'
73 Ken KB5T
Peter Villette: Great Video Dave, But love the tunes with it lol. Keep the great work up
zaperfan: Great job whats the power handling ? of that wonderful antenna
hossy court: Very we'll done
Nuel Maravilla: Cibi,8-)
Peter Villette: Dave what is the Wire Dia in mm? Because over in the UK the Wire Sizes are
very different. Many Thanks 2E0PTP
Jeffery Brown: As I am only a General, how is the SWR between 3.850 to 4.000?
N0JRJ's Ham Stew: Very, very good. I always enjoy your videos and I ALWAYS learn a lot. 73!
jasomeeko: hi dave these vids are great i am looking around for some old radios and
collecting stuff for a antenna .very helpful and detailed.thank you
Dave Tadlock: @N6WK This coil is really designed to be used lower in frequency. Try
taking one turn off the coil then check the antenna again. It might take
removing a couple of turns to get it resonate. I should do a another video
for an antenna that works higher in frequency on 80. I'll probably call it
the "Breakfast Club Special," hi hi. YouTube is a world wide audience and
so this antenna would appeal to many as it is. I also work lower in
frequency and my phone limit is no lower than 3.600.
Marshall Jackson, Jr.: Thanks Dave for giving me back my confidence after a few failed projects
that cost me good money. Thanks Man: I've got the "Bull" by the horns now..
ON4AEM: Very interesting Dave.Educational indeed.Enjoyed watching this video.Even
in metrical sizes ;-) TNX Regards, Wim.
Dave Tadlock: Yes! :) Diagrams and pictures are posted on my website. The link is at the
top of my YouTube channel and at the end of this video. Thanks for watching
Kevin Burke: Thanks for a great video. Very informative.. 73 de ve1kev
Dave Tadlock: @N6WK Add w w w to the beginning of it. YouTube will not let me post the
actual link. I've also added a link to it on the 40/80 antenna project page
on my web site. The other page is mostly pictures but you can probably
email the original author, too. The link to my web site is posted on my
Daniel Fargo: You know that the MFJ 259B can also be used to measure coil inductance? Ham
Fest coil finds that they will not tell you about measure them. Dan KB3EMH
Fred Shead: Hi Dave, are the specifications for the 7 meg traps same for inverted V as
they are for a normal Dipole? Fred in England.
stian: TNX for inspire me :) have just started on the dipole, keep up the good
work!. 73 de LA8KRA
eGliderman: Thanks Dave for your quick response! Sorry, I used your first name. I
should have listened to the beginning of the video because you intro
yourself as Dave. I'll give those specs a try and let you know the results.
Thanks for your help and keep up the great work! Very good details! Gary
K2DG Arlington, TX
urbex2007: OOPS! clicked on the wrong person to reply to !!!! It's the heat, in some
parts of the UK it reached 30c which is double what it usually is here. No
rain is a novelty too.
CT2KIU: Hi there, i´m trying this antenna, tuned th 40 meters and when i install
the coil, excelente for the 40. how can i tune the 80meters?? thanks in
advance. P.S. i need a rapid help if you please, cause i'm bilding this
antenna to use in Jota/Joti in the next weekend.
Dave Tadlock: @N6WK In the video I coat the coils with clear polyurethane to help protect
the coils. Sometimes the polyurethane will leak past the masking tape and
may cause a short or a poor connection. Also, remove the nuts and flat
washers from the coils to inspect the magnet wire as a break may be hidden
under a flat washer.
stian: Nice antenna, but how much watt can you run on it? 73 LA8KRA
Dave Tadlock: Make 40 meters 6 inches longer on each side, try 84 turns on the coil, then
experiment with the 80 meter wire sections. This should bring down both
bud prepper: can you explain ladderline vs coax for feedline? thnx
w9gb: White PVC used in water/sewer connections does not handle UV (sunlight)
well, it does yellow & breakdown.
Dave Tadlock: @N6WK Here is a link to another version tuned for 3.875:
qsl(dot)net/ash_ares/new_page_7(dot)htm and more info on the ASH ARES page.
Andrés Pérez Pérez: Great video, i´m thinking about doing that antenna for my shack! 73´s from
Marshall Jackson, Jr.: I see in the video that you used 78 turns of # 18 gaguge wire on a 1-1/2
dia. coil form. What is the difference in the number of turns if I use #16
gaguge wire on an 1-1/2 dia. coil form?
David Kaplan: Dave, Great video! Really great instruction. I Love to make antennas ..
just finishing a 6M portable Yagi myself . 73 David, KJ6GLX
Dave Tadlock: @N6WK BTW, I'm running 800 watts and have not yet had a problem.
Jorah Lavin: @zerozedzed thanks for the reply. I hope to have my tech ticket later this
year, and you can count on my return visit to your site and to see your
videos. I've already shared this one with my "hams" circle on Google Plus.
Dave Tadlock: @N6WK The 1" loop is for additional capacitance and will lower the SWR by .1
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