Tape Measure Yagi Beam Antenna


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This is post 2523 in a continuing series of simple ham radio antennas.

Thanks to Michael Martens (KB9VBR) for this outstanding tutorial on how to make a 3-element Yagi Beam Antenna out of commonly available materials.

According to Michael, this PVC pipe and metal tape measure antenna can deliver up to 7.2 dB forward gain.  This antenna is suitable for both portable and home station use.

Here are a few comments from Michael:

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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