Shelby Hamfest Had a smaller turnout than last year!

Discussion in 'Hamfest Reports' started by KM4KWO, Sep 6, 2015.

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  1. KC9UDX

    KC9UDX Platinum Subscriber Platinum Subscriber Life Member QRZ Page

    I think he should have to make the bauxite from military surplus depleted uranium.
  2. KD4YSH

    KD4YSH Ham Member QRZ Page

    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. KD4YSH

    KD4YSH Ham Member QRZ Page

    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
  4. KD4YSH

    KD4YSH Ham Member QRZ Page

    I build all my computers and the computers for the club also.........custom build, take a course in computers its easy....
  5. W7UUU

    W7UUU Super Moderator Lifetime Member 133 Administrator Volunteer Moderator Platinum Subscriber Life Member QRZ Page

    SOME HAMS GET BAKED... [then post in internet forums :p]

  6. N2SR

    N2SR Ham Member QRZ Page

    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.
  7. KD4YSH

    KD4YSH Ham Member QRZ Page

    Dave that is good I think all hams should build their equipment the hobby is fun

  8. KD4YSH

    KD4YSH Ham Member QRZ Page

    You can build a 2 meter or 440 yagi for about 3.00
  9. KD4YSH

    KD4YSH Ham Member QRZ Page

    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

  10. KV3D

    KV3D Ham Member QRZ Page

    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.
    N3AB, W5KUL and K8TDN like this.

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