Here's one of the easiest to understand Vertical Antenna tutorials online. Michael Martens (KB9VBR) does an excellent job from design to final product in the well-paced video program.
As an added bonus, Michael shows us how to incorporate the highly-rated "Wolf River Coil" into the overall design of this antenna.
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We go 'Back to Basics' with the vertical antenna. I take you through the parts and setup of the Wolf River Coil Vertical Antenna System and show it in use at Cross Plains State Park, WI (POTA K-1448). As a bonus, patrons can view the full, unedited video of my Parks on the Air activations. Visit my page on Patreon for details: https://www.patreon.com/posts/pota-un... I do return QSL, if you made a contact with me and would like a QSL, please send me one. Return postage not necessary, but always appreciated. As they say, KB9VBR is 'good in the book.' ** Learn More About ** Loading Coil Bypass for the Wolf River Coil: • This little wire ... Better Ground Radials for Vertical Antennas: • Better Ground Rad... Window Screen Antenna Ground Plane: Video: • Window screen ant... 36x84 inch Bright Aluminum Window Screen: https://amzn.to/3L8UhWl Feather Flag Base: https://amzn.to/3MdepHE Wolf River Coils: https://www.wolfrivercoils.com/ MFJ-1979 whip: https://amzn.to/3B9cehF Chameleon SS-17 Whip: https://chameleonantenna.com/shop-her... Jaw Mount Antenna Clamp: https://amzn.to/3VL5Ir6 SO-239 stud mount for jaw clamp: https://amzn.to/3VT1KwG Like what you see? You can leave me a tip: https://www.paypal.me/kb9vbr KB9VBR VHF/UHF Antennas: http://www.jpole-antenna.com Become a patron! Unlock exclusive content at: https://www.patreon.com/kb9vbrantennas Support Ham Radio Q&A by shopping at Amazon: http://amzn.to/2kO6LH7 Timestamp 00:00 Introduction 00:21 Vertical Antennas 00:49 Wolf River Coils 01:54 Whips 03:52 Jaw Clamp Mount 04:35 Feather Flag Base and stake mount 05:30 Coil Bypass 06:53 Coax and Ground Radial network 08:39 Setting up the vertical antenna at Cross Plains State Park 09:15 15 Meter contacts 11:00 20 Meter contacts 14:28 Conclusion My Parks on the Air setup: Transceiver: https://amzn.to/3lmHoei Battery: https://amzn.to/3xBGgbv Tuner: https://amzn.to/2ZCNM9l Folding Table: https://amzn.to/3xFIp5Z Throw Weight: https://amzn.to/32QW2nB Video Production Equipment: Camera https://amzn.to/32UaXNX Lens https://amzn.to/31mmDrX Wireless Microphone: https://amzn.to/3xFVBb4 Microphone: https://amzn.to/3daoAdq GoPro: https://amzn.to/3pkmP30 Music by license: http://www.premiumbeats.com http://www.soundstripe.com As an Amazon Associate, I earn from qualifying purchases Contact Information: Questions, comments, or business inquiries may be directed to email@example.com. If you wish for your product to be featured on my channel, please contact me. #Hamradio #AmateurRadio #POTA #ParksOnTheAir #PortableHamRadio #wolfrivercoil #verticalantenna #sportyforty #silverbullet1000 #hamharder