I'm interested in playing around with 6 meters. I've heard it's a trip.. I have a couple ideas in mind, and I'd like the advice of the antenna nerds here as what would be best for me. I'd strongly prefer omnidirectional, so I've not mentioned anything about a moxon here, though that may end up being an option, I don't know. I'd also prefer to keep costs and simplicity to a minimum (don't we all?) even though I don't mind building an antenna at all (I actually enjoy it somewhat).. As far as to what audience I want to appeal to, I'm not picky. Basically I just want to get a signal on 6 meters. If I can get lucky and make a DX contact or two, that's great. At the very least, I'd like to be able to ragchew with some locals that are within about a 30 mile radius (most are within a 120* span to my NE, actually.. So perhaps a moxon in a fixed direction could be an option?) Option 1: I already have installed a dedicated 10 meter dipole that's about 12' off the ground. I'm considering simply adding a set of legs to this dipole that are cut for 6, thus transforming into a 6/10 meter fan dipole. I like this idea because I already have a feedline ran, supports in place, basically I just need to add some wire and spacers, and boom - done. Cost and time would be minimal. Option 2: I've found a few articles online about building a 6 meter halo antenna out of 1/4" copper tubing. I'd probably and up mounting this antenna to a vent pipe on top of my roof to get it up high (VHF, elevation). I like this idea because I can maintain my dedicated 10 meter dipole, I can have a dedicated 6 meter antenna, and I wouldn't have to fool with coax switches or anything in the shack. Cost would be more expensive, time to build, I'd have to run another length of feedline, etc. Option 3: I have a 5/8 wave 2 meter ground plane antenna that's collecting dust. I understand some slight adjustments (if even that) will yield a usable antenna for 6 meters. I'd likely clamp this to my vent pipe also, however, I'd be restricted to vertical polarization which might be good for local ragchewing, but might not be optimal for sporadic E (or perhaps it wouldn't matter as polarization is erratic and random anyway in this situation..). Cost would be minimal, basically, just some coax feedline. Option 4: I've recently been toying with 2 meter "slim jim" antennas built out of 450 ohm feedline. I've seen that building a 6 meter version is possible, although it would be rather large - but that's okay, because there are a good assortment of trees behind my house in which I can install such an antenna. I like this idea because it's easy, I wouldn't have to climb up on my roof and secure anything to a vent pipe, and I'd get to build something. Gimme advice please!