DIY Coat Hanger Antenna
A very popular DIY design. Simple to make with materials around the house and it works as long as you don’t care about ugly & big.
It does work. This design is also utilized in my hobby/amateur radio groups. Go with the standard whisker lengths or optimize for your your area.
- 10 or 12 gauge Wire (copper, aluminum, steel). Coat hanger wire is ~12 gauge steel.
- 75-300 ohm balun transformer (optional as you can splice coax end to connect)
- 2×4 wood
- RG6 coax of 6′ or 15′ length