11-18. METALLIC WHIP ANTENNA REPLACEMENT
This procedure gives instructions for the construction of a field expedient antenna if no
other antenna is available.
q Slight reduction in reception and transmission range
q 1 soldier
q 15 minutes
q Pole, wooden or stick, 10-foot length
q Tape, electrical, string or rope
q Wire, copper or cable, telephone, WD-1/TT, 10-foot length
Scrape the paint from the top two or three inches of the antenna stub.
2. Attach nine feet of copper wire or telephone cable along the length of the pole
with tape. Scrape the insulation from the remaining one foot of wire.
Total length of wire and antenna stub should not exceed nine
3. Hold the pole along side the remaining section and base of the antenna. Wrap the
bare one foot section of wire tightly around the scraped portion of the broken antenna
4. Lay the short end of the bare wire on top of the stub. Push wire into the stub hole
and jam in place with a wooden peg. Tape peg to stub.