Build a 2M Yagi for Emergencies (and Fun!)

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This is post 2518 in a continuing series of simple ham radio antennas.

Thanks to Matt Heere for this simple, basic 2 Meter (144 MHz) antenna made from readily available parts.

Why not make one of these antennas for your next portable or field operation?  Keep one at your home station for emergencies.

Here are some of Matt's comments:

Challenged myself to build a usable Yagi style antenna for the 2 Meter (2M - 144MHz) amateur radio band. The challenge part is that I wanted to use stuff I had lying around, and I wanted to build it using the fewest possible tools. Definitely no electric powered tools, so that this could be replicated in an emergency, no-power situation. It's a PVC boom and uses standard 12GA electrical circuit wire for the elements. Everything is assembled using wire ties, and cut to length based on measurements - no antenna analyzer. It turned out pretty well. Made a couple contacts and managed not to get frostbite in the process. The design is based on an older ARRL article which is freely available here:


Thanks for joining us today.

Aloha es 73 de Russ (KH6JRM).



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