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Re: Advice on antenna building project



check out
http://www.w2du.com/r2ch22.pdf
 
I just built a w2du 70cm qha - still testing

73,
Wally
kg4yuw

PS - email me direct if you want to see some pic's

Robin Callender wrote:

> Hi Justin,
>
> About 8 months ago, I built a QHA to receive weather satellite images.
> I used the "Tall Narrow QHA" design (just google for this phrase).
> It was suprisingly easly to build and has worked out quite will for me.
> It took about one weekend to build (light weekend work).
> This assumes you're comfortable with soldering copper tubing.
> (If you go to http://foldedtoadfroth.blogspot.com , towards the bottom 
> you can find a picture of this QHA.)
>
> I just started a new job, but as soon as things settle down I want to 
> build a 70cm QHA.
> I have heard that they are a little more demanding, but not too much.
> Here is a link to an inspirational QHA site which has some 70cm 
> designs http://www.jcoppens.com/ant/qfh/index.en.php
>
> I have also been contemplating what it would take to build a L-band QHA.
> Some interesting bits can be found at 
> http://www.jcoppens.com/ant/qfh/fotos_gps.en.php
>
> I say "go for it" and build either antenna or both antennas...its a 
> cheap, fun way to gain some experience!
>
> 73s
> Robin   KE7ARL
>
>
> ----- Original Message ----- From: "Justin Burket" <zorton@jtan.com>
> To: <amsat-bb@amsat.org>
> Sent: Tuesday, September 06, 2005 10:18 AM
> Subject: [amsat-bb] Advice on antenna building project
>
>
>> Good day,
>>
>> I've been toying with the idea of putting up a either a discone or 
>> quad helix antenna here at my QTH.  I currently live in an apartment 
>> and don't have the money nor the room to put up a full rotatable 
>> setup.  I began to look into various antennas that I could homebrew 
>> and think the discone or quad helix would be one of the best bets.
>>
>> Has anyone on the list worked with either of these antennas?  What 
>> are the advantages or disadvantages of each?
>>
>> And finaly, does anyone have construction information?  I'm hoping to 
>> homebrew something.
>>
>> 73,
>> KL1RL
>> Justin
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