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Offline sm5mek

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Canned ground plane.
« on: June 07, 2014, 15:36:54 UTC »
Yepp, i have canned my groundplanes now, you can see more pics here.





Best regards, 72 de SM5MEK, Jenny.

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Re: Canned ground plane.
« Reply #1 on: June 08, 2014, 22:21:38 UTC »
Hello Jenny,

Congrats and Great idea, and very light and useful, and most of all it is always full lenght for the band you want.

Do you know this antenna can be built for 2 or 3 bands with 2 or 3 reels on each  side ?

Look at the link here: http://www.hamradiofun.com/yo-yo-vee-model4-6.htm

It is called YO-YO VEE ANTENNA for portable work , it is really Great!!

Normally those plastic reels are use with a simple rope for a clothes line during camping trip.

So you replace the rope by some lightweight wire and with a couple of isolators, you are in business.

Good dx'ing, & Have fun everyday

72 Michel VE2TH\  The lighthouse keeper, I love those simple things...

I love QRP/QRPp & CW

Offline sm5mek

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Re: Canned ground plane.
« Reply #2 on: June 09, 2014, 07:48:03 UTC »
Hello Jenny,

Congrats and Great idea, and very light and useful, and most of all it is always full lenght for the band you want.

Do you know this antenna can be built for 2 or 3 bands with 2 or 3 reels on each  side ?

Look at the link here: http://www.hamradiofun.com/yo-yo-vee-model4-6.htm

It is called YO-YO VEE ANTENNA for portable work , it is really Great!!

Normally those plastic reels are use with a simple rope for a clothes line during camping trip.

So you replace the rope by some lightweight wire and with a couple of isolators, you are in business.

Good dx'ing, & Have fun everyday

72 Michel VE2TH\  The lighthouse keeper, I love those simple things...


I only use them as groundplane to my HB-V2 vertical antenna for now. Maybee later experiments will give more inspiration to other construktions. i,we seen the yoyo antennas before, a good idea for monobanders.
Best regards, 72 de SM5MEK, Jenny.