Saturday, July 29, 2017

Building a Portable 6-el. VHF 2m Yagi-Uda Antenna.. Post #1204.


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"Radio Prepper" does an excellent job of taking us through the design, construction, and use of a simple 6-element Yagi-Uda antenna for the 2 meter Amateur Radio band.  The original design can be found at this website: https://m0ukd.com/homebrew/antennas/144mhz-2m-portable-yagi-vhf-beam-antenna.

This antenna can be used at your home station or for portable or emergency operations.  If you have difficulty reaching a repeater in your area, this antenna can help resolve that issue.  Depending on how you orient the antenna (horizontal or vertical), you can use this yagi for 2 meter SSB contacts, which tend to favor horizontal polarization.

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http://www.HawaiiARRL.info.
https://oahuarrlnews.wordpress.com.
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http://www.arrl.org.
http://www.arrl.org/arrl-audio-news (a weekly podcast updated each Friday afternoon).
https://paper.li/kh6jrm/1430289353 (Amateur Radio News & Information).

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https://paper.li/f-1476233615 (Hawaii Science Digest).
https://hawaiiintelligencedigest.com (trends in geopolitical intelligence and cybersecurity).
https://paper.li/f-1482109921 (My Daily Intelligence Briefing).

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Aloha es 73 de Russ (KH6JRM)