Thursday, July 23, 2015

Simple Ham Radio Antennas--Ham Radio 2m Backpack Quad Antenna. Post #497.


If you have trouble viewing this video, please insert the follow URL into your browser search box: https://youtu.be/IAiilzV8NpI. Excellent video tutorial from Dave Turlock (KG0ZZ) on how to build a simple, effective 2 meter backpack quad antenna for portable or home use.  You can use fiberglass rod, arrow shafts, or bamboo for the spreaders,  Some PVC pipe can be used for the boom.  The longest spreader on Dave's quad is 30-inches/76.2 cm and the boom measures 30 7/8-inches/78.40 cm.  Dave uses #18 AWG wire for the antenna and has trimmed the antenna so it's resonant at 146.20 MHz.  This would make an excellent weekend project.  The antenna will be directional.  Have fun!  For the latest Amateur Radio news and events, please check out the blog sidebars.  These news feeds are updated regularly. You can follow our blog community with a free e-mail subscription or by tapping into the blog RSS feed. Thanks for joining us today!  Aloha es 73 de Russ (KH6JRM).