I took an old electrical extension cord that someone was throwing away, and have been using it to receive signals from thousands of miles away!

In this episode I showed how a simple 20m HF dipole was constructed using the old extension cable.

I used a NooElec Balun v2 to help mitigate noise, and have had much success. From Western Canada I can easily receive HF signals from North America, South America, Hawaii, the Pacific & Atlantic Oceans, and even further afield!

Once I repositioned the dipole to another location in the back yard, I was able to receive even more signals!

Making a shortwave (HF) antenna like this is simple. Give it a go and you’ll be amazed at your results 🙂