What have I been doin’? Well, let’s see . . . I decided to make some J-Pole antennas from copper tubing that was brought down from Anaconda, Montana. Got one for 2 meters finished and checked out with antenna analyzer and coax attachments marked. Then I decided to build a J-Pole for VHF/UHF. This was quite tricky – putting the coax up inside the elements and soldering to tiny hand-made terminals. Plus, the plastic manufacturing of brackets for the UHF elements took a little time.
Later, I installed a stainless steel HF receive only, magnetic Balun antenna between the top of a tree and the opposite of the trailer on the bottom of the mast. I ran RG-58 Coax into a white wall plate behind my easy chair with a BNC connector in the living room. I wanted to listen to HF while in my easy chair. I used RG-174 (tiny coax) from the wall plate to my Grundig G3 Global Traveler receiver located on my small table next to my chair.