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PostSubject: new 2m homemade   new 2m homemade Icon_minitimeSun Feb 18, 2024 6:47 pm

just made a J-Pole for 2m !
workd realy well better than the shop bought one by far, can hear all the local and not so local repeters and good reports so far,  dam easy to make and had every thing in the shed....
M0UKD was the site i used and has a cal on there for most things, swr 1:1 - 1:2 from 144 - 146 mhz


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PostSubject: Re: new 2m homemade   new 2m homemade Icon_minitimeSun Feb 18, 2024 10:27 pm

Looks to be very well built.

73 Derek

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PostSubject: Re: new 2m homemade   new 2m homemade Icon_minitimeMon Feb 19, 2024 4:40 am

A nice 'copper cactus' there Jimmy and I hope you have as much fun using it as you obviously did making it.

Well done. new 2m homemade 1f44d
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PostSubject: Re: new 2m homemade   new 2m homemade Icon_minitimeMon Feb 19, 2024 2:45 pm

Copper cactus? I love it Laughing

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PostSubject: Re: new 2m homemade   new 2m homemade Icon_minitimeMon Feb 19, 2024 4:11 pm

Hi Rich,

Only because that's what I know them as after reading articles from our USA cousins way back in time.
(73 Amateur Radio Today magazine February 1992 - Front headline "What's a copper cactus".)

They do look like a Saguaro cactus we all knew from the many 'Westerns' cowboy films. Wink


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PostSubject: Re: new 2m homemade   new 2m homemade Icon_minitimeMon Feb 19, 2024 6:48 pm

Working well so far so 70cm cactus next a proper copper pipe aray, might be pushing it for a full wave 11m one though lol who knows lol
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PostSubject: Re: new 2m homemade   new 2m homemade Icon_minitimeMon Feb 19, 2024 8:30 pm

Nice one, and glad it's working for you.

Before you make a 70cm one, give the 2m one a go on 70cm. It might not be a perfect SWR match, but should be good enough to use. My homemade wire 2m J-Pole did me fine on 70cm. Plenty of UK contacts. Had one SSB contact in to France with it too. You might be surprised what yours will do for you on 70cm.
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PostSubject: Re: new 2m homemade   new 2m homemade Icon_minitimeMon Feb 19, 2024 10:37 pm

Nice one Jimmy, looks the business. I know they work well.

Best 73 Gary.
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