Here are pictures of my first 2M dipole antenna (build 2015-02). After trimming the antenna to approximately 19″ per leg, I tested with my El-cheapo SWR meter at somewhere around 1.4 or so.
Hung out my window and used on my TYT-9800 and my BF-F8HP with good results.
- 1/2″ PVC
- 12G copper wire (2×20″)
- RG58 coax
- wire ties and tape
- heat shrink insulation
- 2 #10 bolts, nuts, and washers
- anti-oxidant compound