Tuesday, June 29, 2010
The Simplest Antenna You Can Build
Sometimes, you just want or need to put a radio on the air in the simplest manner possible. Perhaps you just bought a brand-new (or used, hamfest treasure) radio and want to use it NOW, not after you get a proper antenna set up. Or maybe you are in a hotel room during the Dayton Hamvention, and would like to join in the fun that is happening on the air. Or, on a less happy note, perhaps that storm that just came through not only knocked out the phone lines and cell network, but also brought down your antennas. Here's a quick and easy way to deal with it.