---My Antenna Projects---

Readability

1 -Unreadable
2 -Barely readable, occasional words distinguishable
3 -Readable with considerable difficulty
4 -Readable with practically no difficulty
5 -Perfectly readable

Strength

1 -Faint signal, barely perceptible
2 -Very weak
3 -Weak
4 -Fair
5 -Fairly good
6 -Good
7 -Moderately strong
8 -Strong
9 -Very strong signals

-- 440mzh 1/4 wave ground plane --

Stage 1 in action

-- 144mzh 3element Yagi --

3 el yagi

Plans

http://www.w8mwa.org/Moxon_Sat_Ant.pdf

 

-- 2422mzh 14element Yagi --

Wierless(~^~) Hardware

Wifi Yagi

2.3gzh wifi yagi mk 2

Second generation elements: split ends of Coax, cut to leanth for 2422mzh, and tined.

Plans I used Yagi Calculatorfor calculations.

3rd generation.

wifi yagi 3rd generation

w6bb wifi point set up

tyco

Antenna above :10$ POS Yagi from Ebay, I had to recut and tin the elements on the second of 2 purchesed, the modified antenna works fine.

Antenna on bottom : Tyco 1513164-1 , 2,400 - 2,483.5 MHz & 5,150 - 5,875 puck Antenna +4db, Or try 1513504-1 +2db.

 

-- 10 Meter Mast --

10meter

 

-- Plazma cut, 1/4" 5051 aluminium 3 way mount --

mount renderingPlazma cutting the mount

-- 144-575mzh Egg Beater --

Found it on E-Bay and made a custum GP~

Stage 2 testingmast with antennas Egg Ground plane

 

-- Egg Beater MK2 --

(Modified) with phase lines, and without the ground plane, baced on the following paper by ON6WG.~

http://on6wg.pagesperso-orange.fr/Doc/Eggbeater-Ant-Revisited-English.pdf

I used 3 Aliminum disks and sylicon rubber to isolate the 2 loops and conections on the bace plate.

McMaster Carr part #'s

- 91221A230 Glass Filled Nylon Socket Head Cap Screw, 6-32 Thread, 1" Length.
- 94924A007 Nylon 6/6 Wing Nut, Off-white, 6-32 Thread Size, 29/32" Wing Spread.
- 1446T211 1 Ft. Polyurethane Film, .030" Thick, 4" Wide.

modified eggbeter

egg plates

modified egg beter

 

-- Satlite Tracking Head --

coming soon STOLEN FOR SCRAP By some fuck tard~

bace plate

Ive still have a Make Application Board 2.0

make controler

 

-- Papers --

A paper about picking the right antenna

"Satellite Tracking Heads"

 

-- 2-METER 146 MHz FM J-POLE --

Original Plan

Fm Jpole antenna

in the Air as of Dec 2010

Home QTH

 

-- T2FD Modle with EZNEC and Construction and testing --

T2fd modle

Ballun

T2FD in place as of 2011...Then I moved.

Ada st

 

-- Antenna Vertical Bace Mount --

antenna bace mount

 

How-to-Make Better RFI Filters using Stubs

 

-- Bata-W6BB Antenna arry --

66.8ft leanths.

Bata_w6bb_antenna

W6bb field 3d cad

Sorry i didnt lable the CAD, its only skup.

 

-- MB-1 Multiband HF antenna --

mb-1 layout

Credit: http://www.sgcworld.com/Publications/Downloads/ClassicMultiband.pdf

 

-- W6BB Tower --

 

-- Back Pack Vertical --

I needed an antenna for my HT for padestrian modle operations. The design resulted in a week spot at the feed point. The coax went bad and i had to replace the feed line. The primary element was bent and and stratend and eventualy failed.

 

-- 2m 70cm Comet NMO moble antenna --

2m 70cm moble antenna small

I pick this baby up at Pacificon 2013, to install on a Nissan Sentra with a Yeasue 857D, worked like a charm untill my wife wrecked it. I bent it back and installed it as a roof top atenna.

~2m 70cm Comet NMO moble antenna Lives again as APRS tracker~

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-- HF Long wire Array --

Custum design, derived from visists to the NB6GC USS-Hornet. I need a nmulti-band atenna and I live on the third story (top story) of the biulding, and have acces to the roof.

A curtin array... to much space for the bands I would operate on. I just dont have space for 2 1/2 waves. I saw something like this on a the USS-hornet, A multi band wire arry! I found that the feed point needed the wires to be spaces 30deg apart at the feed point.

Here is the design...

eznec.file (note I didnt conect the flashing on the roof to the system as it is in operation, comming soon... When i get a full version of EZnec this is pushing the limits of 22 segmant in demo mode.

The arry is oriented East to West, the Y axis is North/West.

-Looking West -

-Looking East-

sone other notes: http://www.i1wqrlinkradio.com/antype/ch6/chiave1280.htm

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-- Antenna as of 8/15 --

I rebiuld A3S in summer of 2015. One of the 10m traps was burnt out. Simple FiX! Replaced the pipe clampes. Placed it too low on my 4th floor roof. I picked up a 1:1 balun Kit after reading the instructions, its not nessecary.

roof yagi

Cushcraft a 3s

1:1 buln

Coil Calulator: http://www.k7mem.com/Electronic_Notebook/antennas/shortant.html

A-s-1 yagi antenna

All Setup on the roof, this antenna worked ok... I have directional gain!!! but I have a lot of RFI from the sourounding urban area.

-- 2.4ghz DIY dish --

I was driving home one night and saw a direct TV dish laying on the side of the road. !SCORE! I receved 2 Pico StationsM2 for testing on our local mesh, so here is what i put together.

Well It worked but... Im not done, so I did some reaerch and ran some #'s on the dish. Calulating the focal point and what type of horn with parabola2. So I then picked up an Alfa APA-M25 8dbi @ 2.4ghz / 10dbi @ 5ghz, placed it at the calculated Focal distance and pointed it at the focal point. 

I hit the Jack Pot! It works great for a PTP solution, so I took it to Field Day 2015.

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-- Antenna Farm as of June 2016 --

antenna farm as of 2016

-17m Dipole / 40m Inverted V Dipole / 80m Inverted V end tucked

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-- SteppIR 2EL 6m -20m --

I rebiult a broken SteppIR, I made this video to documents the rebiuld effort, after I checked it out the antenna went into storage. I chose to use the SteppIR for the GOTA station W6BB at the W6CUS 2016 Field day.

 

steppir field day 2016

-- VR Antenna sites --

Home QTH

UCB Campus

W6CUS Field Day site at the Berkeley marina

 

-- Antenna Upgrade for N6PF --

Upgrading a base mound for a Rohn mast, with a rotor, a SpiderBeam on top.

 

~~ 2m Dish ~~

What do you do with a 2m C-band dish in 2018?

/kj6dzb/Robots/Antenna tracking systems.html

 

by N6BT

 

-- WiMo TA-1 --

VHF Turnstile 137 to 152 MHz antenna is now part of the satnogs network.

SatNOGS Station #984

Soyuz 62s  Recordings

Antenna Upgrade!!! I need more GAIN!

A circular polarized 3el Yagi with Arrow Antenna Elements!  

Credit given to sv1bsx for the matching lines, and phase therory. https://www.qsl.net/sv1bsx/antenna-pol/polarization.html       

The Arrow antenna is 50ohms at the feed point, building the 100ohm to 50ohm matching line was simple with a MFJ-259B. Simply trim the line to 100ohms at the desired frZ. I purched pre crimped 75ohm coax and simply cut it in half. I used BNC terminal blocks on the other end. Be advised that the BNC conector will effect the matching line! Dont foget to weather seal the matching line, Its going to be outside!

The Phase delay line proved to be to dificult to build a perfict match.I descided to phiscaly build the delay by off setting the elements.

Arrow antennas dont hold up in the CM87vv weather. So the antenna was taken down. And founmd that I have a LOT of noise from power lines!!!! Here are some other antennas design Ideas for your low noise location..

https://www.reddit.com/r/RTLSDR/comments/a0g965/just_finished_making_a_tape_measure_turnstile/

https://www.aeronetworks.ca/2017/12/amateur-satcom-rx-antenna-for-2-meter.html 

  

--Im working to improve ground station gain, for 2m LEO signal reception and for the new ISS transponders...

I aproched this in 2 steps. 1 improve the phical gain of the WiMo TA-1. 2 incress recever gain while rejection out of band urban noise. Noise has been a major problem!

--A better DIY Reflector for the WiMo TA-1--

 

The Hartwig 144-149mhz LNA, is a major upgrade from the LNA for ALL!

https://network.satnogs.org/stations/984/

 

The story of the Big Signal 10BS-270 and my first ISS cross band QSO...

COVID-19 delayed international from shipping Spain...

 

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