[amsat-bb] LEGO bricks vs. Wash Pins

Henk, PA3GUO pa3guo at amsat.org
Wed Jan 24 09:48:51 PST 2007

Dear all,

Frans, PE1RXJ, and myself have been building 
DL6WU based (portable) beams for 145 and 435 MHz. 
We mainly used them for portable satellite operations. 
Using 4 elements for 145 MHz and 7 elements for 
435 MHz we can operate AO51 "noise free".

On my website I have described how we built them,
and also the two alternative methods for mounting 
the elements onto the boom:
- using LEGO bricks (the PE1RXJ method)
- using Wash Pins (the PA3GUO method)

For those interested:

A construction summary:
click on "ANTENNA", then on "DL6WU beams"

Field reports:
click on "Other Stuff", then on "Summer Holidays 2006"
click on "Other Stuff", then on "Fieldday 2005"

Henk, PA3GUO

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