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Subject: [TowerTalk] homemade beams
From: (Jim White, K4OJ)
Date: Fri Jun 20 10:48:16 2003
try DX-Engineering's web site

They have a hairpin and the olde WA4DRU u-bolts with the cast saddles - 
very nice stuff...



Gregg Seidl wrote:
> I would like to know if any one has built any of the beams in the 19th
> edtion Antenna book by the ARRL.I'm considering building either a 3 or 4
> element 20 beam.I'm thinkimg about useing a hairpin match mostly because I
> don't know how a gamma match works and where to find the cap that is
> needed.I know you need to insulate the driven elemnt from the boom on a
> hairpin but that I think could be done with some pvc or such,kinda like
> Mosley does.As a matter of fact I think I have an old Mosley center element
> in the shed.Any help would be great.I know I could never come close to
> builing a JRC JST-245 but I think I could build a 4 element beam just as
> good as M2 or whatever and maybe save a few bucks to buy another JST-245,ok
> maybe not!!!   Gregg  K9KL
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