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Video: How to Make a Doublet—a Simple and Effective Multi-Band HF Antenna

SOTABeams’ Richard, G3CWI, demonstrates how to assemble an 80 through 10 meter doublet antenna.

He begins by dispelling myths about the requirements for an HF antenna—namely, resonance and low SWR. “Neither of these things are actually true,” he says. “This antenna proves it.”

Learn what you need, best practices for unspooling wire off a reel without getting it twisted, how to put the doublet together from start to finish (including preferred knots), winding it up for easy transport and installation on a SOTABeams Tactical 7000hds Compact Heavy-Duty Telescopic Mast, and use of an antenna tuner and balancing system to complete the project.

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