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Re: Experimental Antenna



Evening,
    Do you have the plans you used to make those antenna's.  If you do can
you e-mail them to me.  That would be great.  It will give me something to
do over the New Years vacation.....

Tom  (KD4UFD)





Subject: [amsat-bb] Experimental Antenna


> I built a Quadrafillar helix, 3/4 wave 3/4 turn 2.3 " dia by 15" long. I
was
> able to hear AO-51 and FO 29 tomight. The Preamp is Home Brew and The
> squelch breaks at .05 uV and full quiteing @ .15 uV. The antenna is
located
> 150' from the shack. I was able to hear myself as well as another QSO on
> FO-20. I made two contacts on AO-51 As this antenna is an omni and I was
> using a 5/8 wave omni 2M antenna for transmitt, no pointing of antennas
was
> necessary. Next step is to build one of the oppsite rotation and add relay
> for switching. Northern parts of the passes were quite good, suspect the
> other polarity may help on the Southern side. It will be a week or more
> before I have the second antenna built.
>
> Art,
> KC6UQH
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