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Don's 2 Meter Extreme Dream Beam Antenna. Post #1444.

If you can't see this video, please insert this title URL into your browser search box: A thoroughly fascinating, free-ranging discussion on how to build an extremely efficient, cost effective 2 meter beam antenna with a claimed gain of 12.5 dBi.  This video is slightly different than most DIY (do it  yourself) video guides.  Don and his friend actually show how they shopped, selected, and tested their materials before assembling the antenna.  All of the parts were obtained in neighborhood stores.  The video also explains how these two radio amateurs used an antenna analyzer to determine performance stats for frequency and SWR.  You may want to make one of these "Extreme Dream Beam Antennas" for Field Day or for your home station. For more Amateur/Ham Radio news and information, please visit these websites: (a weekly podcast which

Simple Ham Radio Antennas--Don's 2 meter Extreme Dream Beam Antenna. Post #602.

If you're having trouble viewing this video, please insert this into your browser search box: An excellent tutorial from Don, "ThePressMan", on how to build the "ultimate" 2 meter ham radio beam antenna with local parts.  Don claims this multi-element 2 meter beam delivers 12.5 dB gain over a dipole.  The video shows how to build this beam and what parts you will need.  Don also shows you how to use antenna analyzer data to improve performance and lower swr.  A nice weekend project.  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 subscription or by tapping into the blog RSS feed.  Thanks for joining us today! Aloha es 73 de Russ (KH6JRM). Related articles QSO Today - Chuck Adams K7QO - CW at 140 WPM Frank Bauer, KA3HDO, to Keynote AMSAT Annual Symposium Banquet First Appalachian Robotics High A