Gotta Love a Dipole

Dipole Construction

There are many ways to make the same antenna, but I have always cut mine using the good old 468/f(Mhz).

160M. 1.9MHZ, 1/2 wave 246.3 FT, 1/4wave 123.2FT

80M. 3.550MHZ, 1/2 wave 131.8 FT, 1/4 wave, 65.9FT

40M. 7.050 MHZ, 1/2 wave 66.4 FT, 1/4 wave 33.2 FT

30M. 10.125 MHZ, 1/2 wave 46.2 FT, 1/4 wave 23.1 FT

20M. 14.050 MHZ, 1/2 wave 33.3 FT, 1/4 wave 16.7 FT

17M. 18.118MHZ, 1/2 wave 25.8 FT, 1/4 wave 12.9 FT

15M. 21.050 MHZ, 1/2 wave 22.2 FT, 1/4 wave 11.1 FT

12M. 24.93 MHZ, 1/2 wave 18.8 FT, 1/4 wave 9.4 FT

10M. 28.050 MHZ, 1/2 wave 16.7, 1/4 wave 8.3FT

Some simple ideas for dipole construction are to use an SO239 and solder one end to the center conductor and one to the ground. I prefer a 1:1 balance with a coax connection. But it will do in a pinch. I also buy a cheap cutting board at Walmart and cut my insulators into what ever shape I need such as dog bone or even just a simple rectangle.

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