Wednesday, 31 August 2011
10m Slim Jim antenna
I can't take much credit for this. The original 2m Slim Jim was designed by Fred Judd G2BCX, who lived in Norfolk before he became SK some years ago.
This 10m one, made from 450 Ohm slotted ribbon cable from Moonraker and secured on an 8m fishing pole, was inspired by Jim Bacon G3YLA (also a fellow Norfolk ham) who brought one along to our annual “Radio by the Seaside” event.
It worked so well (beating a Rybakov vertical by about 6 S points) that I thought it needed more attention.
The result is attached - it took a lot of fiddling to optimise the length, cut out and feedpoint, but now you don't need to!