Nick Builds a 2 Meter Copper J-Pole (portable & collapsible)

Nick KE0ATH working 2 meters 

Now that my son Nick (KE0ATH) has his ticket, he is putting together a 2 meter “Go Box”.  First on the agenda was a nice J-Pole antenna.

He did some searching and found a J-Pole design that collapses down to about 20″ long.  The 1/2″ copper pipe segments are held together with a bungee cord run internally.

Nick found a couple different designs and combined them to meet his needs.  He plans to use this while camping, etc.

When you watch the video, check out his smile at about the 4:00 minute mark when he makes the first contact on his new antenna – priceless!

(if it doesn’t play just click here: http://youtu.be/vXrl9eaUzcM)

We had a blast building this together, and Nick learned several new skills – so it was a great success!

If you have any questions, be sure and give me a shout.  You can also see my other videos on YouTube here:  N0HYD YouTube Channel

73 – Burke

Burke Jones, NØHYD, is a regular contributor to AmateurRadio.com and writes from Kansas, USA. Contact him at [email protected].

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