By Mal VK2YVA
Many would be familiar with the traditional folded dipole made from tubing or wire, and possibly the lightweight version made from 300 ohm ribbon cable.
The above versions need some sort of matching to enable use at 50 ohms. Awkward you say? I would agree! What if I told you can make a 50 ohm version directly from RG-58 or RG-8 / RG-213 cable?