Just think of the fun when the wind starts blowing.
The VSWR of your paper clip antenna will go wild.
Chain linking has never been a great way to electrically bond conductors!
Of course you could just use a single paper clip and make a J-Pole for 10.5 GHz!!
One of the wilder things we used to do for Field Day in my ill-spent youth was making beer can verticals
by soldering empty beer cans together.
Today's beer cans are aluminum so conventional soldering techniques do not work very well.
There are products on the market that will solder
aluminum together. They (whoever they is.) used to pop up at hamfests hawking the stuff. Usually a very attractive YL would demonstrate by soldering soft drink cans together. I bought $50 worth from her! But that is another story for another time--
after my injuries heal!
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