eHam Forums => Station Building => Topic started by: KE4IZA on May 14, 2003, 08:46:57 PM

Title: Antenna Question
Post by: KE4IZA on May 14, 2003, 08:46:57 PM
For the last 4 months I have been running my ICOM IC-718 off a home made slinky dipole with a 1:1 balun. 10 meters worked rather well and was the only band I tried. I have no tuner and the MFJ tuner I had was CRAP so it went back. My question is the antenna is a 1:1 balun with 2 slinky's stretched 12' on both sides. Since the antenna is not actually connected to the balun rings I have a 6" wire with an alligator clip on both sides. If I were to make the 6" wire say 6' long and clipped it onto the slinky's at different locations would this possible make the antenna usable on other bands?


Jim Glenn - KE4IZA

Title: Antenna Question
Post by: WA4PTZ on May 16, 2003, 05:49:01 AM
I'm glad you are seeing the potential. Why not make
some add-ons for other bands as well. Using alligator
clips you can work 10-160 . Experiment! It's what we
HAMs  do.
Good luck and 73 ,

Title: Antenna Question
Post by: N6AJR on July 04, 2003, 02:52:19 AM
please do a search on "Fan Dipole" here on the elmers search and read up on that oon... you may be suprised, cheep, easy and they work even hidden..