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A bobtail gain antenna for 432 MHz. Post 1789.

If you can't view the video, please insert this title URL into your browser search box: Australian radio amateur Peter Parker (VK3YE) always has something interesting when it comes to experimental antennas. In this video, Peter shows us how to make a bobtain gain antenna for the 70 cm (432 MHz) Amateur Radio Band.  The concept is simple and the construction is uncomplicated. So, if you need an antenna to reach a distant UHF repeater or something to improve operations in the field, then this antenna is for you. For the latest Amateur/Ham Radio news and information, please visit these websites: (a weekly podcast which is updated each Friday afternoon). Thanks for joining us today.

Simple Ham Radio Antennas--A bobtail gain antenna for 432 MHz. Post #776.

If you're having trouble viewing this video, please insert this title link into your browser search box:  Bobtail curtain antennas are a lot of fun to design, build, and use if you have plenty of help erecting them. For HF amateur radio bands, the top phasing sections can be quite long and cumbersome.  I've built a few bobtail antennas for 10 meters and those projects were  doable by myself.  If you "want to get your feet wet" in designing this antenna, why not follow Peter Parker's (VK3YE) example and build one for the 70 cm amateur radio band (432 MHz)?  The antenna won't be too large and will be easy to handle.  This could be the antenna you're looking for to hit that distant repeater or to use for portable operations.  This antenna can be made from common parts found in a home building outlet or in your neighborhood hardware store.  For the latest Amateur Radio news and events, please check out the blog sidebars.  These