Project:Portable Dipole Antenna

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Portable 2/70 Dipole Antenna
Created 20/01/2012
Members Samuel
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A simple dipole antenna for use on the 2m and 70cm amateur radio bands. Built to this design.

The larger element is 1m, the smaller 35cm making it a half-wave (λ/2) on both bands. I've been using it mainly with a cheap 5W handheld radio (a Baofeng UV-5R) and it has proved pretty effective, especially on 2m. It folds up quite small and will fit in a backpack. It may benefit from the addition of a balun.