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.
2. Re: LQQking for source (Jim Miller)
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. http://home.att.net/~jleggio/projects/rdf/tape_bm.htm
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.
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