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On The Workbench => Antennas => Topic started by: kbasq on April 27, 2012, 07:29:08 PM



Title: 6M Antenna's
Post by: kbasq on April 27, 2012, 07:29:08 PM
Since we have all talked about starting a 6M net using the GI repeater, I thought I would start a thread on setting up a decent antenna to get into the repeater.

So I will go out and find some plans for home brew antennas and some links to commercial antennas.

If anyone else has some good antennas or ideas, here is the place to share them.


Title: Re: 6M Antenna's
Post by: kbasq on April 27, 2012, 07:48:56 PM
Ok, below are some links to 6m antennas that I found:

  • THE HENTENNA (http://www.hamuniverse.com/hentenna.html?)
  • Two portable 6 meters antennas by VE7CA (http://www.ve7ca.net/AntSix.htm?)
  • 6 Meter 5/8 Wave Vertical Antenna  (http://www.hamuniverse.com/6metervertical.html?)
  • N1RIK'S 6 METER MOXON (http://www.moxonantennaproject.com/n1rik/n1rik.htm?)
  • HOME BREW 6M HALO (http://www.jonz.net/W3DHJ/6mhalo.html?)
  • VHF Optimized Yagi Antenna for the 6-meterband (50 Mhz) (http://users.belgacom.net/hamradio/schemas/50mhz3el_yagi.htm?)

There are a lot of other designs out there.  I tried to find some that where verticals so they would work better with the repeater.


Title: Re: 6M Antenna's
Post by: kbasq on April 27, 2012, 07:57:33 PM
I have found the following commercial antennas:

  • Jetsteam JTB4 (http://www.jetstream-usa.com/jtb4.shtml)
  • Comet GP-15 (http://www.cometantenna.com/products.php?CatID=1&famID=5&childID=2)
  • Hy-Gain V-6R (http://www.hy-gain.com/Product.php?productid=V-6R)

Add some more if you know of any.


Title: Re: 6M Antenna's
Post by: kbasq on April 27, 2012, 08:40:36 PM
I found the following links for making a ladder line J-Pole:

  • A 6m portable J-Pole antenna by G4AON (http://www.astromag.co.uk/j-pole/)
  • WB5CXC 6M - J-Pole (http://www.wb5cxc.com/6m_jpole.html)
  • The Super J-Pole Antenna(Collinear Design) (http://users.marktwain.net/aschmitz/antennas/jpolecalc.html?)
  • Build a waterproof pvc J-pole antenna (http://www.angelfire.com/planet/als_space/ham/PVC_Jpole.pdf)

I think I might throw one together this weekend.


Title: Re: 6M Antenna's
Post by: kbasq on April 29, 2012, 09:24:50 AM
FYI, I ordered a Jetsteam JTB4.  I still plan to make one of the ladder line J-poles and will post my results, but the JTB4 looked like it would work really well in my instance.


Title: Re: 6M Antenna's
Post by: Vetmike on May 07, 2012, 12:56:50 PM
I purchased an Arrow 6M ground plane and installed it in my attic. Now all I have to do is figure out how to set up my IC 7000 to operate on the 6M repeater. The instructions might as well be in Greek.


Title: Re: 6M Antenna's
Post by: janparker on April 10, 2017, 10:02:54 PM
I've had an antenna up and a radio on the GI 6M repeater for at least a couple of years, and have yet to hear anyone use it.
If any of you would like to try it out, TEXT me @ (308) 627 6550


Title: Re: 6M Antenna's
Post by: janparker on April 10, 2017, 10:03:47 PM
I've had an antenna up and a radio on the GI 6M repeater for at least a couple of years, and have yet to hear anyone use it.
If any of you would like to try it out, TEXT me @ (308) 627 6550


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