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Re: Aerial element diameters

Just a quick point, you might want to check out Kent Britian's WA5VJB "Cheap 
Yagi" designs for 435 MHz.  A quick search on Google should locate several 
pages of info on the web.

He uses thin wooden booms and brass brazing rod that should be readily 
available in most parts of the world.  Also the NBS yagis are not really 
"optimum"-- they were a good design before the days of computers, but there 
are many better optimized designs out there.

The "cheap yagis" are realitively good performers and are easily built.

Fred W0FMS

>From: Phil <phil@spiderweb.com.au>
>To: "'amsat-bb@amsat.org'" <amsat-bb@AMSAT.Org>
>Subject: [amsat-bb] Aerial element diameters
>Date: Fri, 3 May 2002 20:18:41 +1000
>After much trial and error, not to mention frustration, I now have a 435 
>aerial that delivers a listenable signal from the FO satellites. Now I want
>to improve on that with an aerial built from the NBS tables.
>My question is: Does a formula exist that will allow me to calculate the
>amount that I have to shorten the elements by where the diameter is larger
>that specified? Here in Australia, the smallest diameter aluminium tubing
>available to the general public is 10 mm (3/8 inch) and the tables specify
>4.8 mm (3/16 inch).
>Of course, the alternative is the trial and error method but I want to 
>increasing my large stock of short lengths if possible.
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