KC8AON's QRP PROJECTS
2 METER/440 MHZ COPPER J-POLE ANTENNA

OPTIMIZED FOR 2 METERS, AND COVERS 440 TOO





BUILT PER DIRECTIONS IT COVERS ENTIRE 2M BAND !

 
THIS ANTENNA IS BUILT ALMOST ENTIRELY OF HARDWARE STORE ITEMS WITH THE EXCEPTION OF THE FEEDPOINT CONNECTOR AND WORKS AS WELL OR BETTER THAN MOST COMMERCIAL ANTENNAS - AND IT COST LESS TOO ! MOUNT IT TO A MAST BY CLAMPING THE BOTTOM SECTION TO THE MAST WITH 2 OR 3 STAINLESS STEEL HOSE CLAMPS. SUPPLY A CHOKE BALUN AT THE FEEDPOINT BY WINDING THE COAX INTO A COIL ABOUT 4" IN DIAMETER AND ABOUT 6 TURNS RIGHT AT THE FEEDPOINT TO KEEP RF OF THE SHIELD OF THE COAX.
 
SOME FOLKS HAVE EVEN USED THIS AS A REPEATER ANTENNA WITH GOOD RESULTS !



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