[amsat-bb] Re: Subject: Re: Verticals & Such on SSB Birds

Dave Guimont dguimon1 at san.rr.com
Sat Apr 16 11:53:28 PDT 2011

>I too am always looking for ideas as I get older and know downsizing is
>sooner rather than later forcing me to move and shed my M2 rotatable pair.
>I've been slowly working on building double Moxon's for 440 and 2 meters
>both using #6 copper wire and trying to measure very carefully. Another list
>serve participant suggested I tried these as they have worked well for him
>and better than other stationary antennas he has tried. Next up for me when
>I have time is to try your Quadrifilars and I have another article or two on
>construction suggestions. My one big question is how did you get the #6 wire
>to solder? I use a gun and inevitably the joint breaks. What's your secret?

I use a torch with a large solder tip attached to it, es the torch 
heats the tip....If you are very careful not to oxidize the joint, 
just the torch will work.

            73, Dave, WB6LLO
                dguimon1 at san.rr.com

                    Disagree: I learn....

               Pulling for P3E... 

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