[Date Prev][Date Next][Thread Prev][Thread Next] - [Date Index][Thread Index][Author Index]

Re: How to make phasing cable for 440 MHz Arrow II



Click the links below to see how KB2M modified the 7+7 Arrow 70cm yagi 
to be circular polarized.

Hand-written diagram from W0OQC:
http://i238.photobucket.com/albums/ff239/Wayne_Estes/Ham%20Radio/W0OQCHarnessdrawing.jpg

Calculations to determine length of the two 70 Ohm matching cables and 
the 93 Ohm phasing cable:
http://i238.photobucket.com/albums/ff239/Wayne_Estes/Ham%20Radio/W0OQCcalculations.jpg

Photo of KB2M's finished wiring harness:
http://i238.photobucket.com/albums/ff239/Wayne_Estes/Ham%20Radio/KB2MArrowmatchingharness.jpg

Photo of KB2M's RHCP 7x7 Arrow yagi on the mast:
http://i238.photobucket.com/albums/ff239/Wayne_Estes/Ham%20Radio/KB2MArrowonboom.jpg

Note that this was done as a portable uplink antenna for AO40.  I can't 
think of any currently functioning ham satellites that would really need 
a RHCP 70cm antenna.

The impedance matching cables are 3/4 wavelength long.  That makes the 
dimensional tolerances 1/3 as critical compared to making 1/4 wavelength 
cables.  The phasing cable is 1/4 wavelength long for obvious reasons. 
Also note that the dimensions should be measured from the center of the 
Tee to the end of the pin on the BNC connectors (connector and Tee 
contribute to the electrical length).

Wayne Estes W9AE
Oakland, Oregon, USA, CN83ik

_______________________________________________
Sent via AMSAT-BB@amsat.org. Opinions expressed are those of the author.
Not an AMSAT-NA member? Join now to support the amateur satellite program!
Subscription settings: http://amsat.org/mailman/listinfo/amsat-bb



AMSAT Top AMSAT Home