146 Mhz Yagi Dipole Testing Setup

There are a several ways to construct yagi antennas. One main difference is the radiating element. To experiment with different radiating elements, I am building a yagi that is easily reconfigured. This will make it possible to test different dipoles and see how they perform under real world conditions.

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The reflector and director length were calculated using an online Yagi Calculator. The distance between the elements is also listed in the calculator. This will be used as a starting point and can be adjusted.

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The directors and 1/2 wave Dipole will be attached to the boom using 3d printed brackets provided by Macarr Labs.
The boom and elements will be constructed out of a salvaged tv antenna.

The boom and elements will be constructed from salvaged tv antenna parts. For the mast, I am hoping to obtain some fiberglass poles. As this project makes progress updates will be made.

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Links

Online Yagi Uda calculator

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yagi%E2%80%93Uda_antenna

https://www.amateur-radio-wiki.net/index.php?title=Yagi_antenna

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