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Old 29th Dec 2013, 9:28 am   #7
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Default Re: Improvising with Household Items.

The "tape whip antenna" was used in the production versions of the PRC344 military-airband manpack radio as well as for the elements of an elevated discone antenna for use with the same radio. It was also one of the options on several US 1960s/1970s manpacks.

I've used the plastic-coated-spiral curtain-wire with a length of 16G copper wire fed down the inside and soldered/araldited into a "N" connector as a quick 2-metre portable antenna.
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