2m Slim-Jim Antenna Kit

2m Slim-Jim Antenna Kit
2m Slim-Jim Antenna Kit
Brand: Ham Goodies
Product Code: HG-2MSJ
Availability: 2 - 3 Days
Price: £10.00

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The Slim-Jim is a classic - it offers a fair amount of gain and when made from "ladder-line", can be rolled-up and transported in a bag/suitcase.  It's a great aerial for /P as it can be mounted high up a telescopic fishing-pole.  Our kit includes everything you need to build the aerial with just a soldering-iron and a pair of wire-cutters.  We've marked the bottom-part of the ladder-line where you'll need to solder the coax - minor tuning may be required with a simple SWR meter.

There are plenty of Slim-Jim calculators online so there's no secret to how it's built - but pre-packaged kits are a cost-effective way to build as they include not only easy-to-follow instructions, but give you all the parts and the confidence that it'll work first-time.  This is a great project for any Foundation/Intermediate licence-holder or perhaps a "club build" event - when buying 3 or more, they are just £8 each!

Difficulty : 2/5 - Some soldering experience is advised, but, with care and/or guidance, this project can be suitable for a beginner.  Some assistance may be required during the SWR/matching process.

Contents:

  • 155cm of 450-ohm ladder-line
  • 30cm RG58 cable
  • Snap-on ferrite choke - keeps RF from flowing back down the coax
  • In-line SO239 connector
  • Heat-shrink tubing to protect solder-joints
  • Velcro cable-tie for storage/support
  • Comes with 3-page build+tuning instructions, but you can save £1 by NOT having them included!

This is a complete antenna kit that just requires a suitable length of coax to connect to your radio.

M0PZT says: "These are great for portable operating events - I mount mine about 2/3 up my 10m fishing-pole which also supports an Inverted-V linked-dipole. Great for keeping an ear on the local repeater or to give you a good simplex range from a hand-held."

If you have a requirement for more than we are showing in-stock, perhaps for a club-build - please get in touch.

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