Re: 2 M Quads.. etc.

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From: ss lyon (sslyon@megalink.net)
Date: Thu Jan 10 2002 - 20:30:29 CST


The ARRL antenna handbook, 13th edition (1977) pg 239 describes a 2 el quad
that I built and stacked per instructions. Worked fine, was very quiet, but
then I bought a pair of Cush Craft elevens and never looked back. If space
is a problem, the quad 2 el is fine, esp. when stacked.

That brings up a secret notion (just between you and me) I've had for a long
time and will explore now that I'm "retired" and plan to buy EZNEC. Consider
a stack of six or eight two or three el yagis as a contest antler. Now
consider it kite flown at elevations of 150 or 200'.
73
AA1MY

Seabury & Sharon Lyon
99 Sparrowhawk Mtn Rd
Bethel ME, 04217 U.S.A.
207-836-2576

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----- Original Message -----
From: "James R. Duffey" <jamesd1@flash.net>
To: "Low Power Amateur Radio Discussion" <qrp-l@Lehigh.EDU>
Sent: Wednesday, January 09, 2002 11:48 PM
Subject: 2 M Quads

> David - Long ago, 30 years or more, I built a 2 element 2 M quad from the
> instructions in the Antenna book and VHF handbook of that era. It worked
> fine with my Twoer. I think that they also showed how to stack these for
> more gain.
>
> I can probably dig up these plans if you wish.
>
> If you are building more than a 2 element beam, you are probably better
off
> with a Yagi. I suggest the "cheap and easy Yagis" at
>
> http://www.clarc.org/Articles/uhf.htm
>
> They are no harder to build than quads and perform just as well or better.
I
> have built several and they are great performers.
>
> For very long beams at 2 M you might look at the Quagis that appear even
in
> the latest ARRL Antenna Book. These too are easy to build. - Dr. Meacycle
> KK6MC/5 "Radio Green Chile"
>
>
> --
> James R. Duffey KK6MC/5
> Cedar Crest, NM DM65
>


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