Dipole antenna hookup - ANTENNAS & AERIALS 4 - Notes and Queries - Amateur Radio.

To obviate that condition, the SMA at the antenna end needs to have a larger bearing surface. In that way, any lateral forces placed on the antenna will be ...

Step two: tighten it in its new position, find/fix/replace the lead-in wire, and hightail it to yer receiver/tuner. You may be amaaaazed what even a rusty rooftop TV antenna can do.

The building steps are simple:

1. Print out the scaled Yagi antenna template* (download from next step).
2. Trim paper clips to size and glue them to the template.
3. Use Popsicle sticks to build the antenna's backbone and hold it together.
4. Connect the USB device to the antenna.

*I used a Yagi modeler java applet to generate the diagram. This modeler applet is found on many websites (google "yagi modeler") and its owner is W9CF .

The modeler gives a diagram and the elements' lengths and position. I carefully scaled the diagram and turned it into a template in order to make the building process easy.

You can visit AB9IL awesome website  to get more details on using the modeler for this 15 element Yagi and other fine antenna projects, such as a 20 element WIFI Yagi .

Dipole antenna hookup

Dipole antenna hookup