Sunday, February 13, 2011

A Slim Jim for 4m


This antenna is made from a length of 300-ohm ribbon cable, which makes it easily portable, but you have to devise some method of suspending it!

The dimensions quoted in the diagram have been used successfully by some constructors, whilst others have found it to be off-frequency by a few megahertz. This may be due to a parasitic capacitance in the gap between the half-wave and quarter-wave sections, so be prepared to experiment a bit..

Dimensions of 4m Slim Jim.

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