Re: Antenna project parts

John - KK4ITX


I have used the driveway markers to build a square loop that works well.  I have the 4ft units that allow for about 7ft diam.  I have seen the 6ft markers but haven’t figured out how to get them back to Florida.  

A loop tuner kit from 4S would be a great project ??

I use the QRP loop tuner from MFJ and the biggest issue is the quick loss of the sweet spot. Vernier adjusters would be so much better.  My radiator is made from 4 conductor trailer hook up cable.  The unit setup takes about 2 minutes, really portable.  A camera tripod from a Flea Market ($4) works well.

Between kits and antennas my hobby life is complete !


Zephyrhills FL / Wells, ME


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On Jun 14, 2021, at 10:01, Jim, N5IB <n5ib@...> wrote:

I was in the garden center at the local Lowes store yesterday and noticed some interesting possibilities for antenna projects in the bin of tree and tomato stakes.
This one in particular looked useful:,eto:15024779348756971889_0,local:1,prmr:2&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwj36bD4lJfxAhVGgK0KHedFA3gQ9pwGCAU

It was in a mismarked bin, but I found the above link, and looks like the price would be $10
6 ft long by 7/8" solid fiberglass rod - great for a boom for a small VHF/UHF beam.

And don't overlook the $2.25 fiberglass driveway markers at the other Big Box

I made a nice collapsible/portable 6m Moxon with four of those

Jim, N5IB

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