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2 METER 1/2-WAVE J-POLE
VHF-FM Antenna Made From 450-Ohm LADDER LINE
Great first time J-pole project.  Covers most of the basics.
This small and thin design also makes it good for several stealth applications.
And......We've nicknamed this design the "LL-Coool-J"

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A few sample Standard Operating Procedures.
Surprisingly, the 18 gauge wire in this ladder line is very rugged. It's good to keep some open space between the tip of the antenna and whatever you decide to hang it from.  Try not to place the antenna close to any metal objects as well.  We hang ours from some string thrown over a tree branch.  Good to get the antenna at least 10 feet off the ground.  And, remember height determines range at 2 meters.  The gain for a 1/2 wave J-pole is approxmitately 2.4 dbi over a 1/4 wave whip.  Not bad for only a few bucks.

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