Eggbeaters Finally Completed and Installed on Roof.

Discussion in 'Antennas, Feedlines, Towers & Rotors' started by K2WH, Jul 2, 2021.

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  1. K2WH

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    After at least 5-6 months of engineering these antennas, trying to find the right materials, the proper sizes, redoing certain things to make them better, sealing them from the weather, and a method of installation figured out.

    Now, all I have to do is run coax to them and try them out, both already have been testing for SWR which are excellent.

    Fortunately, they are mounted on the side of the house that faces the lake.

    Don't want the neighbors think I'm into something nefarious, and the wife thinks the house is looking like a government entity.

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  2. W9IQ

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    Congrats - looks nice!

    - Glenn W9IQ
     
  3. WB2WIK

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    But do you have to bring eggs up to the roof to scramble them?
     
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  4. K6CLS

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    looks like a bird or squirrel feeder! maybe the wife can hang some laundry on the ground planes, perfect stealth antenna! here's to your satellite QSO career.
     
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  5. AK5B

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    Bill; Why don't you paint them? Olive green and sand colored camo Rustoleum works wonders---they'll blend into a "forest omelette" of sorts and no one will notice them.

    OTOH,If they do notice them then, then yes, they will definitely think you're a government entity---but at least an official one.

    73,

    Lord Stealth
    17th Earl of Camouflage
     
  6. WB2WIK

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    Nah. To be a government entity, first you need to hire a thousand people who aren't the slightest bit qualified to do what they were hired to do, then waste a lot of money.:)
     
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  7. K0UO

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    So now what?

    73 from,
    The K0UO " Rhombic Antenna Farm" 2 miles of wire in the Air & On the daily
     
  8. K2WH

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    No need.

    At one time, I put up a 1/4 vertical for 80 meters. 70' tall, telescoping aluminum tubing.

    I was fortunate to live in a heavily wooded area but decided to camouflage it by painting (spraying) it with flat black and flat military green.

    Worked like a charm (even though it didn't need to be cmaouflaged), but standing back about 10 feet in all the trees, it virtually disappeared.

    Prior to painting it.

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  9. WA4SIX

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    Aren't there supposed to be delay lines between the elements?

    Ed
     
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  10. K2WH

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    Yes, 1/4 wavelength which the eggbeaters have for a 90 degree phase shift.

    The 2 meter one has one that is (if I recall), about 8".

    The 432 one has one that is about 4".

    They are contained in the structure, the 4" long PVC pipe which some refer to as a "Balun".
     
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