Building a new antenna is a great way to start the new year. The folding J-pole antenna project by RRRA member KA0ZLG , and featured in the March 2005 issue of QST magazine, is a new twist on an old design. It is an excellent cold weather project for improving your Go-Kit or enhancing portable operations.
The QST article (A Backpacker’s Delight—The Folding J-Pole) includes detailed instructions for building this project along with numerous photographs.
Copies of KA0ZLG’s article may be found on-line with a search for folding+j-pole+ka0lzg