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WORKSHOP - MAKING FOX HUNTING ANTENNAS

 
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  In preparation for FOX HUNTING the club held a workshop to build simple 2M antennas

 

 

 

 

 

The idea was simple, we wanted to re-establish fox hunting in the club but the newer members didn't have a clue about how to do it.

Some training was necessary.

First we had to build a small 3 element yagi beam resonant 145.300Mhz (that's the 2M Australian Direction Finding Frequency).

The antenna had to be small and portable so it could be thrown in the back of the car whilst we tracked down the fox.

VK4JM searched out some simple beam designs and we all met on a Saturday afternoon to build them.

 
 
alum Our task: To take this raw material figuring And do some calculations measuring Measure & mark the aluminium
cutting Barra takes care of cutting drillingDrilling the insulation plates insulating Bob & Joe cut individual plates
fixing Rusty checks them for size cabling Ross and Dennis take care of soldering crimping And crimping connectors
assembling Dennis fits the coax supporting Dan makes supports assembling Joe has one assembled

yagi

And we all went home with one

This lot are ready to Fox Hunt

 
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