Putting your first ham radio station together can be an expensive proposition. One way to cut costs is to keep the antenna simple. Here’s how WB1FSB shaved the price and provided four band operation.
This old QST article illustrate how Marian Anderson WB1FSB setup a four band 80 40 15 and 10 meter band, ground-mounted vertical antenna.
After having read the ARRL antenna book he decided to setup the antenna in the back-yard where restricted space let him desist from setting up dipoles or other type of wire antennas.
Moreover he decided to use the metal fence that delimit the back-yard as an extended ground system.
Total height of antenna, made by telescoping aluminium tubing was 7.62 meters (25 foot).
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