[amsat-bb] Cheap Antenna For Beginning AMSAT Work

Jordan Trewitt jmtrewitt at gmail.com
Sun Oct 22 20:42:22 UTC 2017

Have you checked out WA5VJB's cheap yagi antenna designs for AMSAT? If you
have a soldering iron, you can get some 1/8" brass or bronze 36" brazing
rods for the driven element and/or directors at a local welding shop for
like $20 for 10 of them. The 3/4" square dowel is also a couple of dollars
for 3'. I actually cut all of the elements for a 6 element 435 MHz yagi
earlier today to test out a filter and LNA and I already have two identical
2 meter 3 element yagis made out of the same stuff for some phasing
experiments (eventually) with the dual receiver on the LimeSDR.
Best regards,

On Sun, Oct 22, 2017, 15:27 David Taylor <davidtaylorjr1985 at gmail.com>

> I am just getting interested in Satellite work and I don't really have any
> money at all for antennas.
> What is the easiest/chepest way to get into this part of the hobby as far
> as an antenna goes?
> I have a Wouxun UV8D for a HT radio that I will use so I only plan to do FM
> work at the moment.
> Thanks and 73
> David
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