2 Meter Coffee Can Antenna




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Vini kresky: wow I find this very hard to believe ...how do we know that cable was attached to that can ? if this works its brilliant but I am doubtful of this

judywhite82: I would like to make a tower of only coffee cans antenna for indoor use on 20 to 80 meter bands and also for CB radio.

Tim Lazenby: focus focus focus!!

Vern Stires: We used to use new paint cans and coiled the copper wire and placed it inside and used it for a tracking device for T-hunts. Sorry I do not remember the length of wire but we used between 6 nd 9 turns spaced a little bit apart. Seems like the wire was about 10 inches long before coiling on a 1/2 inch tube for spacing

Adrian Higgins: Hi David any new content ?

Nathan Jennings: Hi I am new to CBs and trying to learn, what exactly do you mean by a 2 meter antenna?

hueyrotorhead: I saw this on a Twitter feed and decided to try it and it worked great. I originally used it for a scanner i had in the garage and put the antenna in attic (HOA issues) and then tried it with my Kenwood HT and the swr was less than my original test.

corisco tupi: Nice project! And... what a cool instrument at 11:30! I would never expect to see a self-contained device that shows the antenna's swr & impedance as you sweep across the band. Very cool video. Thanks for posting.

Stephan Vermette: I lost it cracking up when you put the RG8 to it! This is awesome! Nice job!

John Hatter: True, it is not a serious antenna. There is no problem in receiving, but if you transmit above 5-10 watts, the can is not thick enough to handle the RF. You will get a very nice /hot (top) can and a nice burn if touched. Use outside only

Gene B: I plan on making an antenna 180 degrees out from the one you have built. It will be for Fox Hunting. The antenna will not be for transmitting, so the poorer design I can create, the better. I do need to build one good enough to hear the 3rd harmonic (UHF) on the lower part of the 2m band. Thanks for the inspiration.

Sean Ingram: That is Neat :)   I take it that the coffee can is the groundplane itself :)  I've seen the ones where a smaller diameter coffee can is used - about half the size of that one :) Good video :)

Patrick Murphy: Great videos as always but the audio in the could use some leveling... your quit voice vs the loud coffee can.

SED71: milo are still in metal cans and are quite large

Shawn Rullens: you could a coffee can for 70cm too.
73 n3tee

Crooked Hillary: Does it matter if the coffee is regular or decaf?

P arjacpar: Done similar myself and it works a treat 

Scott Stout II: Sleeve antennas work well and are easy to make.  paint cans work good too.   You can even get away with using nothing but the coax if you have mad hatter coax hacking skills.  Stick the whole thing in a fiberglass or PVC tube and seal.  I work at an airport.  VHF/UHF sleeve antennas, ground planes and discones.

If you have an old mag mount the element can work well with a coffee or pain can.  

Jopa Liz: Может лучше с пивной банки?)

Bill McGraw: Is that 5/8 of a half wave? I scribbled a long time, confused.
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2 Meter Coffee Can Antenna 5 out of 5

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