Wednesday, July 13, 2016

Simple Ham Radio Antennas--Slot antenna parabolic dish based 2m 440. Post #835.


If you're having trouble viewing this video, please insert this title link into your browser search box: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I144kzJxzDA.  This video from James Sanders (AG6IF) presents another way of getting on 2 m and 70 cm without drawing attention to your station.  James uses an old parabolic dish antenna and cleverly converts it into a 2m/70 cm slot antenna.  The antenna blends in well with other satellite antennas in your neighborhood. James gives clear, concise instructions on how to make the 40-inch/101.6 cm slot and how to connect a SO-239 jumper at a point 4.5-inches/11.43 cm from the end of the slot.
James says the disguised antenna is vertically polarized and can be used on both 2 meters and 70 centimeters.  He also provides graphing of the antenna SWR and other antenna measurements.  This slot antenna would fit in nicely for those radio amateurs living in HOA/CC&R-controlled homes.

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Aloha es 73 de Russ (KH6JRM).