Sunday, May 15, 2016

Simple Ham Radio Antennas--A bobtail gain antenna for 432 MHz. Post #776.


If you're having trouble viewing this video, please insert this title link into your browser search box: https://youtu.be/FgJVuEq5Its.  Bobtail curtain antennas are a lot of fun to design, build, and use if you have plenty of help erecting them. For HF amateur radio bands, the top phasing sections can be quite long and cumbersome.  I've built a few bobtail antennas for 10 meters and those projects were  doable by myself.  If you "want to get your feet wet" in designing this antenna, why not follow Peter Parker's (VK3YE) example and build one for the 70 cm amateur radio band (432 MHz)?  The antenna won't be too large and will be easy to handle.  This could be the antenna you're looking for to hit that distant repeater or to use for portable operations.  This antenna can be made from common parts found in a home building outlet or in your neighborhood hardware store.  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).