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2 meter dipole help

Discussion in 'The Okie Corral' started by Glock's Rule, Nov 11, 2004.

  1. Glock's Rule

    Glock's Rule Stick em' Up

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    I want to try to build myself a dipole for 2 meter. I will only be monitoring on it, i've tried searching, but i couldn't really come up with anything. Any of you guys have some ideas for me. i'll try more than one, i mostly just like getting into these kinda projects to see if i can make one work. I could probably make one out of coax. How long would the wire have to be for the 144-148 range?
     
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    Make each leg 19-1/4".

    Randy
     

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    the length of my cable coming into the radio won't matter will it?
     
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    Nope. Aside from some loss if you use too much of the wrong type of coaxial cable, it shouldn't matter at all.

    In fact, when I used to travel to the UK a lot, this is what I would do for 2 meters:

    I take a set of those old, collapsing "rabbit ear" type TV antennas with me, folded up in my luggage. I had them marked for 19 inches, and I replaced the 300 ohm twin lead with some low-loss RG 8x or RG 58 coax with a BNC connector on the end. When I got there, I'd just hang them from a door with a bit of string, stretch them out to the pre-made marks, attach the BNC to my talkie, and I was on the air as G0JCZ.
     
  5. Glock's Rule

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    Hey. thanks for that idea. I have a set of those around here somewhere. time to find em' and take em' apart.;f I think i even have some rg 58 also. This one should be fun. Thanks again for that.