Here are the plan I use for constructing and experimenting with Slim Jim antenna on 2 Meter VHF Amateur band. The measurement used are designed to center around 144-148 MHz radio frequency, which is used by amateur radio world wide.

FYI this is the plan that I use to construct my first ham radio antenna using PVC pipe and aluminium tube.

2 Meter Slim Jim Plan

Credit to Pak Halim and Azmeer for giving this plan and showing me how to construct a proper antenna.

2 Meter Slim Jim using 300 Ohm tv cable (Ribbon Antenna)
Here’s the plan that I use for constructing Slim Jim antenna for portable radio (ICOM V8).

ham radio 2 meter slim jim ribbon antenna

Both design are meant to be fed with 50-Ohm impedance coax feed line (RG-58/RG-8/RG-213) to obtain the most optimized results

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Reader's Comments

  1. piju | January 22nd, 2008 at 9:21 am

    bila nak construct yagi pulak ?

  2. Stuart Longland (VK4FSJL) | February 4th, 2008 at 7:17 am


    I tried out that 300Ω twin-lead variant of the Slim Jim mentioned on the site, and so far, it seems to be working great.

    You have a very easy to follow guide. Cheers for putting it up for the rest of us to see. :-)

    Stuart Longland

  3. admin | February 4th, 2008 at 9:01 am

    Hi there stuart, thanks for leaving comments on my site :)

  4. Christie | October 14th, 2008 at 6:14 am

    Dear Sir I have a pair of ultracom 25 2meter crytal operated ham radios . could tell me what kind of antennas that I should buy , I will be using them as base stations which has to cover a range of about 10 miles . They will be running on simplex the 146.00 to 147.00 band.I am a blind ham and would like to use them as a short ranage comunication systeme.

    Thank you ve3HAY

  5. kelvin | September 8th, 2010 at 11:29 pm

    can i know how to do this ribbon antenna into pvc pipe??

    ALL the process can let me know?

    i want to make a ribbon antennna …


  6. efren suarez | September 15th, 2010 at 2:26 am

    sir,is there any simple instruction on making this ribbon antenna?pardon and begging for this comment.

  7. efren suarez | September 15th, 2010 at 2:48 am

    is this ribboon wire antenna fix inside pvc pipe after construcion

  8. adams | January 19th, 2011 at 2:10 pm

    i have hr design antena 2 meter band OPEN-J very simple to construct and apordable in pocket…just send my email add…dn ill show u…..

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