How to make a 2 meter antenna for Ham Radio

This video does a pretty good job showing how to make your own 5/8 wave 2 meter antenna for your car. At the heart of Amateur radio is experimentation. Here is an easy project you might want to try.

From watching the video and listening, I came up with a list of materials. If you have a good source for these, let me know in the comments. If they are a good source (could be Amazon, scrounging for junk, local hardware store, etc), I will update the post with information about that I have not built this yet, but thought it might be something to try sometime.

Materials List:

  • Mobile antenna base
  • Fiberglass rod 1.4 meters long. Comments on the video suggested you find something similar to driveway markers.
  • Outer coax braid.
  • Enameled copper wire approx 40 cm
  • Heat shrink tubing
  • Solder and soldering iron.
  • Gorilla glue.

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