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by VK1JA
Sun Nov 14, 2010 8:17 pm
Forum: Towers, Masts & Transmission Lines
Topic: Squid Poles
Replies: 10
Views: 2209

Re: Squid Poles

G'day Theo,

These are on the USA eBay site, if you contact them they may post out to OZ or let you know where their supplier is.

32' heavy duty squid pole

http://cgi.ebay.com/32-Ft-Heavy-Duty-Te ... 0506119046
by VK1JA
Mon Nov 08, 2010 6:05 pm
Forum: 50 MHz
Topic: Ex-Commercial Radios On 6m ?
Replies: 39
Views: 7164

Re: Ex-Commercial Radios On 6m ?

G'day David,

That's half the fun of it, building your own antenna's ans seeing how well/bad they work ;)
by VK1JA
Sun Nov 07, 2010 3:35 pm
Forum: 50 MHz
Topic: Ex-Commercial Radios On 6m ?
Replies: 39
Views: 7164

Re: Ex-Commercial Radios On 6m ?

G'day all, Thanks for all the replies, heaps of good info there from everyone !! Eventually I can see myself getting an all mode HF/VHF/UHF rig and then try to sell the rigs I have at the moment. But I like taking little steps and fiddling along the way :) I'll definately keep an eye out for one of ...
by VK1JA
Sun Nov 07, 2010 3:34 pm
Forum: 50 MHz
Topic: Ex-Commercial Radios On 6m ?
Replies: 39
Views: 7164

Re: Ex-Commercial Radios On 6m ?

Thanks Mark - great find !! I'll be keeping an eye on that one.
by VK1JA
Fri Nov 05, 2010 10:05 pm
Forum: 50 MHz
Topic: Ex-Commercial Radios On 6m ?
Replies: 39
Views: 7164

Ex-Commercial Radios On 6m ?

G'day All, I've been thinking about getting on 6m and try out this 'magic band' for a while now. Being the fiddling type (and a bit of a cheapy!) I was wondering if there are any ex-commercial radios that can be re-programmed for the 6m band? I understand that it'll only be FM, and probably restrict...
by VK1JA
Thu Oct 14, 2010 8:22 am
Forum: 144 & 432 MHz
Topic: Building DL6WU yagi's
Replies: 50
Views: 12940

Re: Building DL6WU yagi's

[quote="ZL1RS What is your driven element? How and with what are you feeding the DE with now? What does "seems to work quite well" actually mean? (DX contacts? measured gain? low SWR?) [/quote] Driven element is the split dipole configuration, 12mm aluminium, feed directly with 50ohm coax. The swr, ...
by VK1JA
Wed Oct 13, 2010 2:18 pm
Forum: 144 & 432 MHz
Topic: Building DL6WU yagi's
Replies: 50
Views: 12940

Re: Building DL6WU yagi's

I've put together a DL6WU 2m yagi and it seems to work quite well - considering I haven't put a balun on it yet :shock: I've got two questions though. The first is regarding the balun, in the pic below you can see the two shields are terminated together and then grounded (presumabily to the boom), w...
by VK1JA
Sun Oct 03, 2010 1:15 pm
Forum: 144 & 432 MHz
Topic: 2m and 70cm dual band home brew design.
Replies: 13
Views: 2240

Re: 2m and 70cm dual band home brew design.

This seems like a great little antenna, and one that I'll put on the list to build. I'm new to LDP's but is it possible to increase the boom size and add more elements to increase the gain on both bands? 1m boom length is quite small, if it's possible to use this design on a 2m boom it'd be interest...