Building a 6 meter dipole antenna and testing the 3-D printer



3-D printers are becoming popular with radio amateurs because of the antenna accessories that can be made at modest cost.

In this video from Kevin Loughin (KB9RLW), we see how a 3-D printer can simplify the design and construction of a basic 6 meter dipole antenna.  Six meters is becoming active again thanks to the evolving Cycle 25 Solar phenomenon.

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Here are some comments from Kevin (KB9RLW):

Leonids meteor shower was starting up, so I needed an antenna for 6 meters. Let's make a dipole. Thingiverse link to the dipole center insulator: https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:280... If you like my videos, please subscribe here: http://www.youtube.com/user/loughkb?s... If you want me to keep making more videos like this, consider becoming my patron at Patreon: http://www.patreon.com/kb9rlw/ Discuss this and other videos on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/kb9rlw/

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Aloha es 73 de Russ (KH6JRM).

 

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