Friday, March 2, 2018

3D Printing - A Ham Radio dipole center with BNC and 1:1 balun. Post #1419.


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The 3D printing wave is impacting Amateur Radio in a big way.  In this video from Kevin Loughin (KB9RLW), we see how easy and quick it is to design a custom center insulator for a dipole antenna using a consumer priced 3D printer, such as the Aldi 3D printer.  Kevin has produced a few videos explaining how to set up and use this fast evolving printer technology in your ham shack.  This video begins with a fairly straightforward project that can be mastered in a short time.  There are several good, basic programs available that will get you started:  TinkerCad and OpenSCAD.  For those with more experience, you may want to try the fusion360 program.  It won't be long before we can print out entire HF, VHF, and UHF transceivers.  Kevin's video is clear, concise, and well organized.

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