well i finally started a couple of the sections for the quad i decided to build. figured id post the build process,and also say this is my very first antenna build. why a quad..well,i have a buddy"ham" that has a sweet antenna farm. he has a maco 5/8 wave,super penetrator,2 element cubical thats vertical and one thats horizontal..onl 2 elements and talks worldwide whenever he wants to usually. so i decided since im somewhat of a welder to make a fully adjustable quad as far as changing the spacing and spreaders very easy. today this is what ive come up with so far..the cross sections fit precisley over the beam i will be using and so far just made these 2. still trying to decide if i want to stay with 2,but i think 3 is a good number to start with. the driven,the reflector and 1 director,,maybe add another director to have a 4 element but have not decided just yet..any comments are welcome,j9 btw,im talking just fine with the 70,s astro plane and pres grant moble in the house..just wanted to better my receive a little and learn something in the process. so ar this is very light weight and strong.the copper wire is heavyer than the 2 cross sections for sure. the x on the sections are; 5/8x .062 6063 alum tube 1/2x.062 same tube with 2 screws holding the 5/8 together and have adjustment if needed. 3 ft x 3/8 fiberglass rods"for electric fences"from tractor supply 1.99 each. slotted the 1/2 tube for hose clamp and the fiberglass rods,will add screw when finished. 40 ft of copper 12 ga wire for the drive element gonna use 14ga for the reflector and directors when time comes.may switch to all 14 ga as it is lighter and my buddy said he sees no difference in the 12 and 14ga wire on the antennas in his opinion.