[amsat-bb] Re: Question about building the "Cheap" Antenna by WA5VJB
racer5039 at q.com
Fri May 1 21:28:19 PDT 2009
I have it all made. I may need to do a Rev. 1.2 on it. I have the DE
centered. I thought about it and just drilled the holes. It will be easy to
change if I don't like to outcome. I'm going to try and get it on an antenna
checker this weekend to see how it tunes up and where.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Tom Busch" <tom at bloomington.com>
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Sent: Friday, May 01, 2009 8:19 PM
Subject: [amsat-bb] Re: Question about building the "Cheap" Antenna by
>I made the element (the long part) in the same plane as the other
> elements. I figure the short part is the matching section.
> TomB WB8WOR
> Rich Dailey (gmail) wrote:
>> At 08:52 PM 4/28/2009, you wrote:
>>> I am working on some a couple of the "Cheap" antennas by WA5VJB, that
>>> have been talked about on here.
>>> I am building these for Field Day and th use for some moble work on
>>> AO-51 & AO-27 after that.
>>> My question is this, Is the "J" /DE element centered in line with the
>>> others or is just the long side in line?
>> Hi Marv - See the link below. The element is centered at the point
>> midway between
>> the free end and the most outward part of the bend where the matching
>> length heads back
>> toward the feedpoint.
>> That's about as complicated as I can put it - hi...
>> Rich, N8UX
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