Antenna for 260 mHz. Satcom

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VE3EAR
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Antenna for 260 mHz. Satcom

Post by VE3EAR » Mon Nov 11, 2019 4:57 pm

I spent a few hours yesterday converting a channel 13 TV antenna for use at 260 mHz. It was fairly easy to shorten the parasitic elements, as I used a pipe cutter to reduce their lengths to 0.82 of their original measurements. The driven element was a bit more challenging, seeing as it was a folded dipole, but some tubing that was a snug fit over the original made for a secure splice, both electrically and mechanically.

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Re: Antenna for 260 mHz. Satcom

Post by Username » Wed Feb 12, 2020 6:53 pm

Pictures?

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Re: Antenna for 260 mHz. Satcom

Post by VE3EAR » Thu Feb 13, 2020 2:37 pm

I didn't bother to take any pix of the conversion, since I built a much better antenna for the purpose. Look for my posting titled "A crossed Yagi for 255 mHz." for a pix and details.

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Re: Antenna for 260 mHz. Satcom

Post by Username » Thu Feb 13, 2020 2:45 pm

How durable is it? I use the Trivec behind the Glass. This Summer I want mount 3 outdoor. :D

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Re: Antenna for 260 mHz. Satcom

Post by VE3EAR » Thu Feb 13, 2020 4:08 pm

How durable is it? I use the Trivec behind the Glass.
I don't quite understand your question. The materials and construction method are both robust, so I expect it will easily handle anything that mother nature can throw at it, except perhaps a tornado, LOL. What is Trivec behind the Glass?

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Re: Antenna for 260 mHz. Satcom

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