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Re: UHF Yagi w/ PVC boom



PVC is super!
Aspecialy for temporairaly antenna`s to use on holiday`s or in the field.
You use them for a few  month`s and than give them to some lokal youn man or
girl who showed some interest in HAM radio....

http://www.pe5pvb.demon.nl/Loopyagi/verslag_lux_eng/loops.htm

Chris PA5RWE
----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Howie" <hdefelice@petrexintl.com>
To: "DC" <dc@dcarr.org>; "AMSAT" <amsat-bb@AMSAT.Org>
Sent: Tuesday, November 25, 2003 10:02 PM
Subject: Re: [amsat-bb] UHF Yagi w/ PVC boom


> I built the 11 element version on white SCH40 PVC as you described. I
> drilled the boom for crossed elements but only installed one set so far. I
> used the dimensions directly off the web site and the only adjusment
> required was some trimming of the driven element to fine tune the VSWR. I
> also cut the boom between elements 6 and 7 and inserted a small piece of
> dowel ( actually I stole about 3 inches from a plunger handle) into the
PVC
> to make it easier to carry in the back of the car. The 6 element version
is
> great for hand held LEO reception. I made the elements from #8 copper
ground
> wire. This was a very easy antenna to build and get working. I have
managed
> to get a weak signal into AO40 using 10 Watts and 10' of RG-8.
>
> Howie AB2S
>
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