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THE SLIM JIM ANTENNA FOR 2 METERS

These are Pictures of my recent 2 meter "SLIM JIM" antenna.

The SLIM JIM is like a J-POLE that has a 1/2 wave element that folds back from

the top down.

This antenna boasts a gain to the horizon of 6db, and needs no ground radials.

from the reading I have done it needs to be kept at least 1/4 wavelength distance

from any metal, including a tower or mounting hardware. (best mounted IN or ON PVC pipe).

I will post more pictures when I get more data in on this antenna

I have given thought to making this 2 full wavelengthes long (folded in half of course, with the matching section on the bottom) I.E. 4 X 1/2 wave sections long.

I believe if you stay with even mulitiples of half waves this will work.   In so doing I think it will have more gain on 2 meters. 

Has anyone ever built a kritter like this? Email me!

any input?  Email Bryan

MORE DATA

 LINK to other SLIM JIM SITE

My Extended Slim Jim Theory/Beta

My Extended Slim Jim Project

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