Discussion in 'Hamfest Reports' started by KM4KWO, Sep 6, 2015.
I think he should have to make the bauxite from military surplus depleted uranium.
The wheel was invented a long time ago, moot point my rf friend, the "j-pole' antenna dates back a long time ago and this is the best antenna to build but being a ham is invention, its design, its fun, if you can pass the test it makes you want to design and build. Now, learn all you can about DMR radio, they are taking over my ham buddy, listen and learn its priceless.
build....invent.....have fun...ham it up
3 foot 3/4 PVC pipe and some 12 to 14 inch 1/8 inch rods all from home depot or lowe's spend around 4.00 and an hour have a nice yaggi...being a amateur radio operator and building your antennas makes it fun............................antenna elmer will help you with simple easy plans
I build all my computers and the computers for the club also.........custom build, take a course in computers its easy....
SOME HAMS GET BAKED... [then post in internet forums ]
He didn't buy a j-pole. He bought a UHF yagi. Since you don't know the application, it's entirely possible that a j-pole antenna is insufficient for the intended purpose. He might not have the tools and other materials to build a UHF yagi. I don't know how much he bought the yagi for, but I suspect it was cheaper than to go out and buy all the materials to build one.
Dave that is good I think all hams should build their equipment the hobby is fun
You can build a 2 meter or 440 yagi for about 3.00
The yagi's that I have built for 50 years consist of 3 foot of 3/4 pvc and some 1/8 inch straight rod for drop ceiling suspension build it in an hour, antenna elmer look it up new hams will learn sooner or later, now wanna talk home built spark gap or magnetic loop I have built many also, have fun, stay thirsty my friend
It was a 22 element K1FO for 432 and I plan on using it to experiment with EME, and it cost me $80. Considering what I would have to spend just for the tools to build one like this, I think I did well.