|Nick KE0ATH working 2 meters|
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