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Spark Plug Antenna: setup and first try

Discussion in 'Amateur Radio News' started by K9KMV, Oct 9, 2021.

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  1. KA0USE

    KA0USE Ham Member QRZ Page

    i had to buy another tool just for this.
    my strippers only went down to 20 gauge, soooo i had to go allllllllll the way to
    home depot to get another pair.

    that sure is fine wire. i saw one stripper (don't start) that went to 32 gauge.
    i think that is for wiring heart transplants or something.

    the good news is it satisfied my tool craving for a while.

    i got wire through powerwerx:

    https://powerwerx.com/stranded-hookup-wire-300volt-ul1007

    i chose grey for blending in with overcast and winter tree trunks.
    come spring maybe i'll get green.

    a guy has to color co-ordinate!!
     
  2. ND6P

    ND6P Ham Member QRZ Page

    The typical impedance at the end of a half-wave antenna is about 3000 ohms. The balun makes perfect sense here because it is attempting to match to a 50 ohm coax and radio.
    Jim/ND6P
     
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