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Re: You are gonna LUV LUV this antenna
« Reply #1 on: February 20, 2014, 01:43:14 PM »
i wonder, does the signal travel father if you use 'lite beer' cans? ;)

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Re: You are gonna LUV LUV this antenna
« Reply #2 on: February 20, 2014, 04:49:32 PM »
lite beer?
there is no lite beer in Greece!

But you sparkled something...the yellow can might be steel (I will have to...research this)
And there are various thicknesses of aluminum cans around.
Definetely screw the velocity factor

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Re: You are gonna LUV LUV this antenna
« Reply #3 on: February 20, 2014, 06:06:45 PM »
10 Meters or 6. Years ago we did some thing like this on 2 Meters.  Hi.

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Re: You are gonna LUV LUV this antenna
« Reply #4 on: February 20, 2014, 06:22:25 PM »
I'll get working on my version of this right away!

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Re: You are gonna LUV LUV this antenna
« Reply #5 on: February 20, 2014, 06:29:17 PM »
On that same vein....


Here is an HF antenna made out of Horse Fencing http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OdIFgaR1Fig:

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Re: You are gonna LUV LUV this antenna
« Reply #6 on: February 21, 2014, 12:25:24 AM »
I guess thsi is tape with 4 strands of wire weaved in it?

BTW look what I found by him!
http://www.kf4bwg.com/#file04

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Re: You are gonna LUV LUV this antenna
« Reply #7 on: February 21, 2014, 02:06:21 PM »
On that same vein....


Here is an HF antenna made out of Horse Fencing http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OdIFgaR1Fig:

NICE!  bet there are plenty of Neigh-sayer's though

Lot's of Beer-Cans here in SC  :P

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Re: You are gonna LUV LUV this antenna
« Reply #8 on: February 22, 2014, 09:46:30 AM »
I guess thsi is tape with 4 strands of wire weaved in it?

BTW look what I found by him!
http://www.kf4bwg.com/#file04

Yes, usually a UV stabilized nylon web with 2-4 stainless wires woven in.

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Re: You are gonna LUV LUV this antenna
« Reply #9 on: February 23, 2014, 09:26:20 AM »
One of my antennas use super flex wire rolled up into chalk line holders. The chalk line holders will take enough 14 ga super flex for 40 meters, but with no room to spare. I saw some super flex that was made as 16 or 18 ga. wire. Much smaller then the 14 ga. Whats nice about the chalk line holders is you can unroll just enough wire for any band you want to run, like the tape antennas, but using copper instead of steal.  I put the chalk line holders at the tips instead of the feed point where any left over copper acts like a lump sum instead of messing up the feed. For feed you could use open wire and go almost anywhere or coax and adjust the antenna for each band change. 73

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Re: You are gonna LUV LUV this antenna
« Reply #10 on: February 28, 2014, 08:45:26 PM »
Ah yes, a Beverage antenna!   ;)

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Re: You are gonna LUV LUV this antenna
« Reply #11 on: March 01, 2014, 07:06:14 AM »
Ah yes, a Beverage antenna!   ;)
*groan*
+1!

Hey REP, stop over at the front porch/intro thread and say hi, tell us what prepping ways you're into.

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Re: You are gonna LUV LUV this antenna
« Reply #12 on: April 10, 2014, 08:32:34 AM »
Ah yes, a Beverage antenna!   ;)
If you tweaked the configuration a bit and added more cans, you could make a "Groggy Yagi"!


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Re: You are gonna LUV LUV this antenna
« Reply #13 on: April 10, 2014, 06:06:50 PM »
I saw this post and right away went to retrieve the containers my favorite beverage came in, but to no avail..  It seams the plastic bottles that Evan Williams is packaged in doe NOT conduct RF very well.. maybe not even at all!   I fear this means I will either not be able to get a workable antenna, or I will have to switch beverages which is against my primary discipline.

Ill be running a resonant 40m dipole as a sloper in the duration...

TOG
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Re: You are gonna LUV LUV this antenna
« Reply #14 on: April 10, 2014, 09:52:40 PM »
I saw this post and right away went to retrieve the containers my favorite beverage came in, but to no avail..  It seams the plastic bottles that Evan Williams is packaged in doe NOT conduct RF very well.. maybe not even at all!   I fear this means I will either not be able to get a workable antenna, or I will have to switch beverages which is against my primary discipline.

Ill be running a resonant 40m dipole as a sloper in the duration...
TOG
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Since you like Evan, get a permit to run a still so you can have extra copper pipe sitting around. Makes a heckuva J-pole up to 6m. It gets a little large above that. For that matter, hook up an ATU to a still and see if that sucker will tune on 80m. 8)