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From: (Dan Evans)
Date: Sun, 30 Sep 2001 13:24:57 -0700
Hello All,

I have an unusual antenna project in mind and could use some direction.

I'm planning to build a "short yagi" for 6 meters.  I've gone through my
limited collection of reference books, and haven't found much help.  I have
several editions of the Handbook, a fairly extensive QST collection, and a
94 edition of the ARRL Antenna Book.  I've been considering some of the
Antenna compendium series, is there a particular issue that discusses loaded
yagis?  I'm sure they are all great, but can't afford to buy the whole

What I have in mind is a two or three element 6 meter yagi on a 6' boom.  I
want to keep the element lengths less than 6' overall.  At  6 meters, I
think this should still produce a reasonably efficient antenna.  I realize
that most people don't need to reduce the size of a 6 meter yagi, so I don't
expect to find "cook book" directions.

And while I'm at it, what do you guys think about loading methods?  Anyone
care to comment on loading coils versus linear loading?


Dan Evans N9RLA
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