Build it: 2 meter Tape Measure Yagi Antenna

Discussion in 'Amateur Radio News' started by KB9VBR, Feb 7, 2017.

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  1. WA5GP

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    What is all that white background... did your camera slip into over expose and wash it out..:p
  2. KD9FQC

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    Michael, thank you for such a nice project. I built one from parts laying around the house and am amazed at its directional capabilities. The only downside is now when I have to measure something, I’ll have to grab my radio!
    Jim Williamson
    O’Fallon, IL
  3. KA4AQM

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    That's a downside? a side note tell me if you were assigned to 1974th Comm Sqdn @ Scott or if you knew Dennis can answer at my email address instead of here.

  4. YY4LUN

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    Este proyecto es muy bueno yo transmití con una antena de este tipo con cinta métrica, transmision desde Pico espejo estado Merida Venezuela YY4LUN
  5. YY4LUN

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    Usando un icom icT2H
  6. VE9PFW

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    Keep up the good work.
  7. KK4VRE

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    Not bad (except for those knife-edge hose clamp ends which are guaranteed to attack you and anything else they may contact)
    You need to inform the viewer if they are going to utilize a BNC connector at the end of their pigtail on this project that they need to be aware there are 2 different kinds; 50 Ohm (for radio use) and 75 Ohm (for A/V use).
    For such a introductory antenna build, a lot of people may not know this, and they look virtually identical.
    It also might not be a bad idea to raise the antenna a bit higher with a 2 or 3 piece support pole, and also stand slightly further away (which has the added bonus of seeing better if the antenna is actually horizontal).
  8. DG8AE

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    Why not ?!
    Sometimes we just forget to experiment with simple means / objekts .
    Well done.
    73 from Germany

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