In this episode of ARRL’s monthly On The Air podcast: “Building an antenna doesn’t have to involve yards of aluminum tubing and long runs of coax. It can be as simple as soldering and snipping (carefully!) a length of lamp cord. Frequent On the Air and QST contributor Dino Papas, KL0S, provides insight into the construction and tuning of this J-pole antenna, which he built for On the Air from a design by John H. Unrath, K6JHU. Along the way he and host Becky Schoenfeld, W1BXY, uncover a bit of J-pole history and dig into why an antenna analyzer is a must-have if you decide to build this project.”1
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About the ARRL On The Air Podcast
On the Air podcast complements the bimonthly On the Air magazine (an ARRL membership benefit) with additional resources, techniques, and hints.
The host of On The Air is Becky Schoenfeld, W1BXY. The first episode of On The Air was published on January 16, 2020.
About ARRL On The Air
On The Air is a collection of resources for new ham radio licensees:
“Make a Two-Meter J-Pole Antenna from Lamp Cord”, blubrry podcasting, retrieved September 10 2022, https://blubrry.com/arrlontheair/89309867/make-a-two-meter-j-pole-antenna-from-lamp-cord/. ↩︎