Toddler ring toy x 2
Pencil box (plastic)
18 feet of wire 12 gauge solid x 2. (36 ft total)
1 so 239
#4 screws and nuts
After mounting the so239 in the middle of the pencil box lid I screwed it into the top and left one screw loose to connect a wire.
The wire loops through the pencil box on both sides to give some support. I then measure from the pencil box to the end of the wire for element length.
Soldier on wire to the middle post of the so239 and the other to the machine screw. (Much harder than it sounds).
Loop each end into the toddler ring and wrap it to itself.
My radio has an auto tuner. It tunes up and works great!
I am no expert and I will check the swr at a later time and trim.
Hung in the attic with nails to the rafters.