Friday, July 24, 2015

Simple Ham Radio Antennas--Coat Hanger 2 Meter Yagi Antenna. Post #498.


If you have trouble viewing this video, please insert the following URL into your browser search box: https://youtu.be/fLOvSLXDudU. Another great antenna project from Dave Tadlock (KG0ZZ). This time, Dave uses common materials from around the house and workshop to design, build, and use a simple 2 Meter Yagi Antenna made from metal coat hangers.  Since metal hangers are getting rare these days, you can use brass rods, copper wire, or even the old aluminum elements from an outdoor television antenna.  I've built a few of these crude yagis in years past and have found them very useful on portable operations or in locations where I'm a good distance from a 2 meter repeater.  This would make an excellent weekend project.  Have fun!  For the latest Amateur Radio news and events, please check out the blog sidebars.  These news feeds are updated daily. You can follow our blog community with a free e-mail subscription or by tapping into the blog RSS feed.  You can also get more amateur radio news from my ham radio news site--http://kh6jrm.net. Thanks for being with us today.  Aloha es 73 de Russ (KH6JRM) along the Hamakua Coast of Hawaii Island.