Tape measure Yagi Beam Antenna

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This is post 2445 in a continuing series of simple ham radio antennas.

How would you like to build a lightweight, portable 3-element VHF yagi antenna that would give you approximately 7.2 dB of forward gain? If this project appeals to you, then this well-made tutorial from Michael Martens (KB9VBR) will provide a reliable guide to designing and building this versatile 2 meter antenna.

Here are some of Michael's observations:

The 2 Meter band tape measure beam antenna is a 3 element Yagi with about 7.2 db of forward gain. This lightweight antenna is perfect to use for fox hunts or as a portable directional antenna for public service events. Instructions: http://www.jpole-antenna.com/2017/02/... Parts List 1 25 foot 1 inch wide steel tape measure 1 10 foot piece of 3/4 inch Schedule 40 PVC Tube 2 3/4 inch PVC Cross connectors 2 3/4 inch PVC T connector 6 3/4 to 1 1/2 inch stainless Hose Clamps 1 5 inch piece of 14 ga wire 1 length of RG-58 cable, approx 6 foot Solder and Flux Electrical Tape Tools Soldering Iron Tin Snips Wire Cutter Screw driver or nut driver PVC cutter or fine tooth saw Sand paper or Dremel tool with sanding disk Ruler or tape measure Based on the design by WB2HOL: http://theleggios.net/wb2hol/projects... Support Ham Radio Q&A by shopping at Amazon: http://amzn.to/2kO6LH7 Read my blog: http://www.jpole-antenna.com Music by license: http://www.premiumbeats.com Funky Chunk Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/b...


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Aloha es 73 de Russ (KH6JRM).


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