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$4.00 Ham Radio Satellite Antenna. Post #1413.

If you can't see this video, please insert this title URL into your browser search box: You don't need expensive antennas or state-of-the-art transceivers to work FM Amateur Radio satellites such as SO-50.  Just follow the suggestions in this fascinating video from Dave Tadlock (KG0ZZ) and you'll be "working the birds" in a matter of hours.  You can make modifications necessary for your particular situation and substitute parts that may give you more flexibility.  You could mount this simple antenna on a camera tripod or make the support boom from PVC pipe, which would also serve as a storage space for the antenna elements.  This project would be perfect for portable, emergency, or even home use. For the latest Amateur Radio news and information, please visit these websites: (a weekly podcast which is updated each Friday). h

Simple Ham Radio Antennas--$4.00 Ham Radio Satellite Antenna. Post #642.

If you're having trouble viewing this video, please insert this address into your browser search box:  In this excellently produced video, Dave Tadlock (KG0ZZ) shows us an easily-made yagi antenna covering the amateur radio 2 m/70 cm bands.  You can use this antenna with your dual band HT to work the SO-50 and other FM amateur radio satellites.  Most of the materials can be found at the nearest hardware or building supply outlet. The antenna elements can be made from metal clothes hangers, steel rods, or even sections of steel measuring tape.  A wooden dowel or even lightweight PVC pipe can be used to support the antenna elements.  Your feed line can be 50 ohm coaxial cable such as RG-58/RG-8X.  Seventy-five (75) ohm coax such as RG-6 can be used as well. Good luck.  For the latest Amateur Radio news and events, please check out the blog sidebars.  These news feeds are updated daily.  You can follow our blog community with a free email