[amsat-bb] Re: cross boom?

Michael A. Tondee mat_62 at netcommander.com
Fri Apr 4 18:38:05 PST 2008

I used schedule 80 PVC with a large wooden dowel pushed inside for added 
rigidity. I sealed each end with epoxy. It's been going strong for a couple 
of years now. I saw your other post about antennas. At present I'm using a 
four element 2 meter beam and an 11 element 70cm beam in vertical 
polarization. Both are homebrewed using  Ken Britain's "cheap yagi" design.
Michael, W4HIJ
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Subject: [amsat-bb] cross boom?

> In putting together my antenna,?? (144-432)I need something to use as a 
> horizontal- cross? support boom. What would be the best length, and,? what 
> would be the minimum length,,,? would 6? ft separation be OK?? To minimize 
> problems, should I mount one beam horizontal, one vertical? Does it matter 
> which one, is? which way?
> I doubt I can find a fiberglas boom locally,,,? what else could I use?? 
> or, where can I order a fiberglas boom?
> thanks
> Bob W0DXZ
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