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Re: [TowerTalk] Building Antennas

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Subject: Re: [TowerTalk] Building Antennas
From: "Tom Osborne" <>
Date: Sat, 14 Jan 2006 13:28:32 -0800
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> Hi Guys:
> I am embarking on my first antenna project of any
> significance (something besides wires).
> I am looking at doing a simple direct coaxial fed 2 ele
> yagi to start with to see if I can even make this happen.

Hi Bob

Been there--done that.

I'm using a couple of 2 el monobanders here--one for 20 and one for 10 (if 
it ever opens up again).  I found a 2 el monobander works a lot better than 
the TH-3 it replaced.  I used some stuff from a couple of old tri-banders 
here that were defunct for the elements, etc.  If you could find someone who 
had a tri-bander that didn't work any more, you could find lots of good 
stuff there.

I used a split element on a 1/4 wavelength boom and that gives a real good 
50 ohm match.  Don't need to use a hairpin, gamma, or any type of matching 
network.  Just use a coil of coax for a balun.  GL


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