Tuesday, May 21, 2019

A 6 and 10 metre dipole for summer

For those in the northern hemisphere now is the ideal time to build a 6 & 10 metre dipole. Why? Because the summer sporadic-E season is about to start. You'll be able to make solid contacts up to about 2000 or 3000 km with just 5 watts of SSB on 6 and 10 metres.

Here's the dimensions for one made of thin wire.

Take it to a nearby park on a nice day and rack up the contacts.

More details, including construction information and a demonstration in the field, are in the video.

If you build one please let me know how you go in the comments below.

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