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[aprssig] Quad antenna construction techniques

Richard Amirault ramirault at verizon.net
Tue Jan 9 12:49:22 UTC 2007

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Andrew Rich"
Subject: [aprssig] Quad antenna construction techniques

> Building a quad for vhf for aprs.
> I have tried metal boom (hopeless) plastic (ok) and wood (good)
> I am open to suggestions on how to hold the vhf quad elements in place.
> I have used dowel spreaders with notches cut into them before.
> How about arrows ? they seem to have plastic bit at the end - a "bow nock"
Many (most?) arrows are carbon based and will conduct electricity. Not sure 
how well they would be for spreaders.
Wooden dowels or fiberglas rods will work. You can purchase JUST the arrow 
nock to attach to the ends.

Richard Amirault              N1JDU
Boston, MA, USA          Go Fly A Kite 

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