PVC Pipe Antenna?

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VK2HEZ
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PVC Pipe Antenna?

Post by VK2HEZ » Sat Feb 17, 2018 11:11 am

When we were doing the exams at Cataract Dam in November, we used an vertical antenna that looked like it was made from PVC Pipe.

What sort of Antenna was that? Was it a J-pole?

Was Band was it for?

I'm interested because it looked like the type of Antenna that you could easily conceal or deploy without looking like a big metal stick in the sky.

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Re: PVC Pipe Antenna?

Post by VK2HEZ » Sun Jun 03, 2018 5:42 pm

If anyone's interested, the answer I was looking for was a "Flowerpot" Antenna.

I have built one and I'm using it now with great success. I have deployed it stealthily in a tree out the front of my house.
It doesn't appear to be any worse than the Mag Base type Chinese Dual Band Whip I was using previously.

The details and build instructions can be found here http://vk2zoi.com/articles/half-wave-flower-pot

I might have a go at building the High Gain version next after another trip to Bunnings and Altronics for more supplies.

Cheers and 73,

Jason.

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Re: PVC Pipe Antenna?

Post by VK2PR » Mon Jun 04, 2018 5:39 pm

Hi Jason,

Unfortunately there doesn't seem to be much activity on these forums anymore. The Facebook page seems to be more popular. I check these forums daily but most of the club activity can be found on Facebook.

https://www.facebook.com/groups/780275028817955/

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Re: PVC Pipe Antenna?

Post by VK2DKM » Mon Jun 04, 2018 8:59 pm

As for myself, I check here daily and seldom bother with fb............but that is me :lol:

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Re: PVC Pipe Antenna?

Post by VK2HEZ » Tue Jun 05, 2018 4:53 pm

I'm going to have to side with Doug on this one.

I don't do Facebook. :|

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Re: PVC Pipe Antenna?

Post by VK2PR » Tue Jun 05, 2018 5:29 pm

Roger! I'll always keep checking here daily.

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