Last week I made a J-pole antenna for 2M. This antenna is made of 300 Ohm ladder-line I found in my junkbox. Yesterday evening I used the antenna indoors, hanging from the curtain rail, and could reach PI3AMF, a repeater in Amersfoort. A distance of 28 km. I used my FT817nd with 2,5 watts output.
This weekend I want to measure the swr with an external SWR meter.
The rest of this week I had no time for the hobby.
18:30 UTC. I saw that my swr meter is not suitable for 2m, stupid of me. Now I should just borrow one from a colleague in the neighborhood.
73, Tjeerd (Gose) - PA3GNZ
474.2 kHz - last night with repaired antenna 50+ decodes again strongest -9 no other TA signal here 2017-03-26 01:14 WD2XSH/17 0.475640 -9 0 FN42pb 5 PA...
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