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Build it: 2 meter Tape Measure Yagi Beam Antenna

I enjoy searching for hidden transmitters. I did my first fox hunt more than 15 years ago and built a tape measure yagi antenna for that purpose. That antenna served me well and not only sniffed out hidden transmitters, but also located an  individual causing malicious interference to our local repeater. Our club was looking […]

Using a Satellite Antenna J-Mount with your J-Pole antenna

Are you looking for an inexpensive way to mount your J-Pole antenna or other lightweight amateur radio antenna? The Digital Broadcast Satellite (DBS) dish antenna mounts are a great way to mount your antenna to a house, mast, tower. And the best part is with a little asking around, you may even get the mounts […]

Will my J-Pole antenna work for sideband or SSB operation

The most common use of my J-Pole and Slim Jim antennas is for FM operation on the VHF and UHF amateur radio bands. Typically FM simplex and repeaters use antennas that are vertically polarized. J-Poles, being vertically oriented are also vertically polarized, which makes them well suited for this purpose. But there are many different […]

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