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Re: [Antennaware] Antennaware Digest, Vol 41, Issue 4

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Subject: Re: [Antennaware] Antennaware Digest, Vol 41, Issue 4
From: "Howard W3CQH" <>
Date: Thu, 15 Feb 2007 13:01:15 -0500
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Thanks Jim - but the unit I am looking for has 2 tapes in it and each tape 
can run out to beyond 80 meters each.  It is black in color and measures 
approximately 1 foot long by 1 inch wide by 6 inches high & has a chart 
attached to indicate actual length of tape vs frequency. the tapes when 
extended from the unit are approximately 1/2 inch wide and made from 
whatever they make steel measuring tapes from and flexible.
73' Howard

2. Re: LQQking for source (Jim Miller)
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Date: Wed, 14 Feb 2007 14:58:07 -0600
From: "Jim Miller" <JimMiller@STL-OnLine.Net>
Subject: Re: [Antennaware] LQQking for source

If I understand what you are looking for, our club made quite a few of them 
here mainly for DFing.  They were used on 2 meters, no reason they couldn't 
be made for 220 or 440.  Not pretty but functional and quite resilient to
getting thrown around.  Roll up into a relatively small package and won't 
break when thrown into the trunk or pickup bed without being rolled up.
Just a piece of pipe and any old cheapo tape measure cut to length per 
element and attached.
for 2 meter dimensions.

 I don't see them working for HF, even 10 meters, the tape would not be 
sturdy enough to stand out 8 ft 3 inches.  Or you would have to center load 
them, way to much complexity for a tape measure beam.

73, Jim

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