QFH Antenna DIY Questions

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OnlineGhost
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QFH Antenna DIY Questions

Post by OnlineGhost » Mon Feb 11, 2019 7:03 am

Hello! I am new to the radio community, so my questions might be kinda stupid, bear with me :)

So, here are my questions:
  1. Do I need to use PVC? What if I cut out wood or polystyrene?
  2. Is there any preference on thickness of copper wire? Is 16/18 gauge fine?
  3. I am confused at the point where you connect the copper wire to the connector? How is it done? Do I get a coax wire, cut out one of the connectors and connect the inner core wire to one part and outer shielding to other?
I am currently trying to receive signals from NOAA satellites at 137 MHz.

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