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VK2ABQ Beam 20m,15m,10m

VK2ABQ Beam 20m,15m,10m

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Published by John Howard Green
Modeling the VK2ABQ on Eznec showed a free space gain of 4.0 dbi and FB of 12db. Actual on air tests with DX contacts seemed to agree with these figures.
Modeling the VK2ABQ on Eznec showed a free space gain of 4.0 dbi and FB of 12db. Actual on air tests with DX contacts seemed to agree with these figures.

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Published by: John Howard Green on Sep 05, 2009
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The VK2ABQ Beam Antenna for 20m,15m & 10m as built byZS1JHG
This is an easy to construct tri-band beam antenna that willgive similar performance to other commercial wire twoelement beams.I would recommend using black plastic coated stranded wireof about 1.6mm in place of the solid copper enamelled wire.This will prolong the life of the antenna in windy conditions.Remember to rig the antenna first with full full wave loops.Check with a GDO and trim the loops to your selected resonantfrequency, then cut and insert the button insulators to form thereflector and driven element sections.To improve the construction I would attach an arm to support thefeedline (suggest PVC conduit 25mm).The arms (spreaders)at each end can also be guyed to a centralmast attached to the centre hub. This will limit sagging.If you cannot locate 75 ohm twinlead then use UV resistant blacktwinflex (the GPO type I tested was about 85 ohms).
 
Page 2Bamboo arms or spreaders are not recommended due to weightand water absorption.If you must use them tape well with the wide PVC black insulationtape .Varnish is not recommended as it soon peals off due toflexing.When rigging up the antenna attach the hub to a stub mast about1.5m long and place in a sturdy drum or the Hams best friendafter the YL a bench vice (“Workmate”). This will allow you torotate the antenna as you rig it up.Tuning the antenna as mentioned before is with the aid of a GDOPlace a two or three turn loop across the feeder at the mountingboard hub (Marked X on the diagram) and dip for the resonantfrequency,Trim the wire for the low end of the band as when the antenna isplaced on your mast or tower this will put you mid band.Tuning needs to be accurately done for best performance as this isa fairly high Q antenna Design.

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