How to turn a cheap extension cord into the ultimate 10 meter vertical antenna.


Antennas don't have to be expensive if you have some old extension cords around your ham shack.

In this video, Simon (VA7BIX) shows us how to use discarded extension cords to make a cheap, efficient, and simple vertical antenna for the 10 meter Amateur Radio band.

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How to Turn a Cheap Extension Cord Into The Ultimate 10 Meter Vertical #hamradio #hf #antenna Feel free to click πŸ‘ Like πŸ‘‰ Comment πŸ‘‰ SUBSCRIBE WOOOHOOO 🎺🎺 HUGE THANKS TO THE PATREONS OF MY CHANNEL: Darrell Beard Lorene Hacker Bill Mitchell Rich Korona Mike Hausauer Stan Kuprianczyk Josh Averyt If you wish to 'tip' the channel, here's the link:   / hamjazz   Thanks mates! Love to see you over at our Discord Channel:   / discord   Terminal Blocks: (You want to get the Male/Female so you can Quick Disconnect at the Feed Point) "PERformer" Antenna Measurements (Thanks Greg buddy KJ6ER) Vertical Radial 117" 2 x Elevated Radials 77" each *SPECIAL THANKS to Peter VK3YE for graciously reaching out to me and expressing the dangers of leaving "main plugs" on extension cords. Peter mate - I am truly grateful! Thank you* 00:00 Introduction 00:37 Extension Cord Safety Warning 01:37 Extension Cord Plug DEMOLITION TIME 02:15 Smashed Main Plugs Disposed Of 02:43 Knock Knock.... Amazon???? 03:01 Antenna Building Time - De-Shielding the Wire 04:09 FEED POINT MYSTERY REVEALED! 05:13 Feed Point Wire / Coax Assembly 06:55 Time to Hit the Park With This Beauty! Will it Work???? 07:11 Antenna Portable Installation Overview 07:44 Let's Put This Antenna To The Test 09:03 10 Meter Pile Up - Wooohooo 10:43 Antenna Conclusion and Thanks for Watching Mates


Extension Cord Safety Warning

Extension Cord Plug DEMOLITION TIME

Smashed Main Plugs Disposed Of

Knock Knock.... Amazon????

Antenna Building Time - De-Shielding the Wire


Feed Point Wire / Coax Assembly


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