[VHFcontesting] Antenna decisions
Mike (KA5CVH) Urich
mike at ka5cvh.com
Thu Dec 28 11:08:21 EST 2017
Since my original plan was to build a moxon or equivalent antenna for 50 in
the first place I've decided that I'm going to build my version of that
EAntenna, 50DDO-R2. Since no one had any comments about it I've scaled a
quad to resemble it but instead of a reflector, driven configuration, I'm
going to do a driven, director version. While I loose F/B, it enables me
to listen off the back side a little better.
No guarantee it will be worth anything, at least I can take a little pride
in building something myself and giving it a go.
Since I'm only doing a two band (50/144) rove I'll throw my DSE144-6RS up
with it. I have a new QD (quick disconnect) design in mind for the mast.
Construction on both begins tomorrow. My non penetration mast mount should
be here today. First order if business will be to assemble it this evening.
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