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Tape Measure 2m Antenna Project

This is my 2m tape measure project that I completed in about 3 hours on July 4, 2019.   This antenna project is NOT new and NOT my idea.   I did a search on the internet about building an antenna like this and found this web site. Intructables

 

So I headed out to lowes and spent about 20.00 worth of material (40.00 if you count the soldering iron I had to buy).

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I got all the tools together and precut the PVC and tape measure according to the instructions. 

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Putting all the pieces together with clamps and soldered in place the coax cable.

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Tested the antenna SWR below 1 and was able to hit about 5 repeaters in the area.  Furtherest so far Elburn Illinois.

Give this project a try, it was fun and looking forward to using it outside