Sunday, January 24, 2016

Simple Ham Radio Antennas--Ham Radio 2m Backpack Quad Antenna. Post #668


If you're having difficulty viewing this video, please insert this address into your browser search box: https://youtu.be/IAiilzV8NpI.  Here's a simple 2 meter quad antenna you can use for portable, emergency, or even home use.  In this excellent video tutorial, Dave Tadlock (KG0ZZ) takes you step-by-step through the design and construction of this easy-to-make backpack antenna. Most of the materials, such as PVC pipe, spreader rods, PVC caps, and wire can be found at the nearest home improvement store or hardware outlet.  The spreader can be made from many materials, as long as the spreaders aren't made of metal.  In this project, the boom is approximately 30 7/8 inches/78.40 cm long and the spreaders are 30 inches/76.2 cm long.  In part two of this series, Dave shows us how to add parasitic elements to increase the gain and directivity of this simple quad antenna.  For the latest Amateur Radio news and events, please check out the blog sidebars.  These news feeds are updated daily.  Thanks for joining us today! Aloha es 73 de Russ (KH6JRM).