Dipole

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I Just made my first dipole :crazy: It works!!
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Always good to build things - I make things that work, but are rarely pretty!
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anfgremlin76 wrote: 15 Aug 2021, 08:46 I Just made my first dipole :crazy: It works!!
I used to make dipoles from coax for quick throw up in a tree CB antennas and was amazed at how well they worked.
How's yours performing? What frequency is it for?
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Alucard wrote: 16 Aug 2021, 21:11
anfgremlin76 wrote: 15 Aug 2021, 08:46 I Just made my first dipole :crazy: It works!!
I used to make dipoles from coax for quick throw up in a tree CB antennas and was amazed at how well they worked.
How's yours performing? What frequency is it for?
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So far so good its for 80m
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true spirit of Amateur Radio; making things 8)
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It's very rewarding to build an antenna then find out it works just as good as a commercial version and a lot cheaper too.
I've just discovered planar disk antennas, that apparently don't necessarily need to be disks. I can see hours of fun testing saucepan lids, tea trays, woks and just about anything to hand :D
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Making and playing with antennas is the reason i got into radio...love the feeling when something works and the challenge when it don't
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Building antennas is fun and money saving.
Currently I finish building 6 element Yagi for 6m.
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I find it fun too building antennas. I've not ever worked 6 meters I do believe the band is pretty dead especially the FM side of it but its always fun regardless building an antenna for 6 meters. At the moment I have no transceivers for 6 meters. There was a couple on ebay but FM only and expensive. I'm going to build a transverter board into an old SSB/FM CB radio for 6 meters at some point.
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I'm sticking with antennas ATM lol :lol: Not sure I am ready for building transceivers yet.
Not tried 6m. Did have a go on 2 and 70 but found it to be not my cup of tea bit to local for me Hf is where I'm happiest I think.
I like the distant qso's.
Just adjusted my dipole bit more stretched out works better and on more bands now Inc. 11mtrs :D :D :D
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