Parallel Multiband Dipole Wire Antenna

This is a very good antenna that is simple and fun to build. It was shown to me at a field day back in the day by Brad N1BZ. These are the bands I wanted, so I drew the measurements out for you, but you can make it for any bands you like.

You can tune additional bands with this antenna, but keep in mind that if you are tuning worse than a 2:1, you are losing measurable power in the coax, so performance won’t be good. If you want to tune non resonant wires, you need to use ladder line and a balanced line tuner, or balun/unun, not coax. Ladder line will carry a high SWR, coax will not.