How to Make the “HQD” Speaker Wire Antenna

I have had numerous requests on how to make the now infamous “HQD” speaker wire antenna.  Here is the video showing you the build design, the components, and some shots of it deployed in the field on at SOTA – Summits On The Air activation.  If you doubt how well this little antenna works, then I challenge you to build one for yourself and then let me know.  It’s super cheap, super easy to make, and works great for QRP portable ham radio operations in the field.

Author: Jerry Hildeman

Jerry is happily married to his wife Alyssa and has three children. He is a veteran of the U.S. Army and a current law enforcement officer in Southern California. He enjoys spending time going to church with his family, photography, and hiking with ham radio or SOTA.