Antenna construction evening 18th Jan 2017 Rougham

Planned for the January meeting is a practical antenna construction evening. Hopefully, we will be able to leave the meeting clutching a really useful antenna for 2m or 70cms operation.

We’d like an idea of numbers coming to the meeting if possible please and, if you want to construct an aerial, please bring along some RG58 if you have some spare and your rf connector of choice, be it BNC, PL259 or N-Type. The brave with good eyesight and a steady hand can bring an SMA! 🙂

Please have a look at the following links kindly supplied by Derek G4WXN and Andy G6OHM

http://g6ohm.webs.com/antennadesigns.htm

http://www.dstar101.com/2m%20and%2070cm%20Colinear%20Flowerpot%20antenna.htm

Look forward to seeing you there.

73 de James G7MLO

6 thoughts on “Antenna construction evening 18th Jan 2017 Rougham

  • 1st November 2016 at 7:02 pm
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    Here is the original article by VK2ZOI
    http://vk2zoi.com/articles/dual-band-high-gain-flower-pot/
    This is the antenna we are going to construct.

    You will require:
    Minimum of 4 metres of RG58, preferably good quality IE MIL spec, not the stuff that has a foil outer.

    A 2 metre or longer length of 25mm electrical conduit. You can get from Screwfix, B&Q, Wickes and numerous other suppliers.

    Some kitchen foil, see article.

    A Stanley knife or something similar.

    A good pair of side cutters.

    Some insulating tape.

    A short length of string or fishing line.

    A connector of choice, PL259, BNC, N Type etc.

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  • 3rd January 2017 at 9:02 pm
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    I’ll be there, health permitting! Tony Webb G4LYF

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  • 18th January 2017 at 6:54 am
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    Don’t forget tonight to bring along some materials to make your antenna. We will have some kindly donated by some members too, but these are limited.

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    • 19th January 2017 at 9:30 am
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      What a thoroughly brilliant meeting last night at BSEARS Rougham Tower.

      A “Show and Tell” of what a “Flowerpot” Antenna is, and a practical build.

      Thanks to everyone who attended.

      Special thanks to G6OHM Andy for the most informative talk.

      The practical went amazingly well, we all split up into teams of 2 and built 4 antennas in total, all working.

      Andy, James and Myself wandered around the builds offering assistance and encouragement where needed.

      We need more evenings like this.

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  • 23rd January 2017 at 5:39 pm
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    I really enjoyed the meeting. Thanks for everyone and helping me make an antenna that actually let’s me hit all the local repeaters.

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    • 24th January 2017 at 7:32 am
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      Glad you enjoyed the evening and have a useful antenna. We’ll be having a radio proramming evening next month, hope you can join too!

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