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BNC to Binding Post antenna configurations?

Discussion in 'QRP Corner' started by VE7JBX, Aug 30, 2017.

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  1. WN1MB

    WN1MB Ham Member QRZ Page

    That's not an upside down inverted vee - it's a very thin pair of rabbit ears.
  2. W4CDO

    W4CDO Premium Subscriber QRZ Page

    Here's another idea: I have a friend who operated QRP with an Yaesu FT-817 and an external auto-tuner. He would launch a random size loop by shooting a light, small gauge insulated wire completely over a tree, including many small branches, which formed a circular loop. He brought the ends together and connected to the BNC to binding post adapter on the antenna side of the tuner. I would guess that the loop was approximately one wavelength at 7 MHz. This antenna worked quite well. My friend's first name was Larry so I dubbed this antenna the "Larry Loop". I haven't tried it myself, but I intend to. A very practical and quick portable antenna to set up.

    Jerry W4CDO
  3. N8TGQ

    N8TGQ Ham Member QRZ Page

    Check out
    Hy Power micro dipoles.
    They're doing the same thing and selling them!
    Have fun!

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