HF tape measure loop antenna review and giveaway

Discussion in 'Amateur Radio News' started by KJ4YZI, Dec 8, 2016.

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  1. KJ4YZI

    KJ4YZI Ham Member QRZ Page

    Remember my field day video with the homemade tape measure and bicycle rim antenna on the loop tuner? Check out the patented design made by Radiowavz, and a giveaway on my page. Watch to see.
    NM4N, KG5LCV, KB5VIE and 19 others like this.
  2. WJ6F

    WJ6F Ham Member QRZ Page

    Great video! This is one hell of a time saving "must have" item!
    K4BCO and KM4AHP like this.
  3. AA1PR

    AA1PR Ham Member QRZ Page

    cool idea,
    why dont you pre drill the tape,
    it might be another selling point to tip the scales
    WA9ZUK likes this.
  4. K2JBC

    K2JBC Platinum Subscriber Platinum Subscriber QRZ Page

    Cool idea! I wouldn't snap return the tape very often. The end can snap off the rivets.
  5. KI7HUB

    KI7HUB Ham Member QRZ Page

    great deal if i do not win one can u send me the info where i can order one..
    WJ6F likes this.
  6. WJ6F

    WJ6F Ham Member QRZ Page

  7. KL7HRO

    KL7HRO Ham Member QRZ Page

    You can get one of these tapes at Amazon.com. I just bought one. de N7HRO
  8. KL7HRO

    KL7HRO Ham Member QRZ Page

    I don't know if I would drill the tape. I think it would weaken it to the point of breaking it at some time. de N7HRO
  9. VK2DY

    VK2DY Ham Member QRZ Page

    Seems pretty pointless to me. I can divide by 2 or 4.
  10. AA7EJ

    AA7EJ Ham Member QRZ Page

    I am really getting tired seeing amateur radio people measuring antennas using cubits!
    Especially when DUAL measuring system tapes are available in many sizes.

    The idea of using measuring tape is pretty ancient too and there is a successful manufacturer of motorized / adjustable antennas.
    Granted - in very different price category.

    Even if I do "carpenter's special" I would spent few $ on tape measure well constructed so it WON'T jump from the reel after few pulls.

    I got CHEAP set (4 pieces ) of tapes of different length , all calibrated in BOTH cubits and METRIC style , just to measure and they fell apart in no time!

    73 Shirley

    Always wonder how to adjust for "what is still on the reel".

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