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Home brew tower pics

Discussion in 'Home Brew' started by Lil'Yeshua, Apr 1, 2013.

  1. Lil'Yeshua

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    Found a new way to solder
    http://www.w5fc.org/files/how-to/PL259.PDF


     

  2. Lil'Yeshua

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    I hooked up my 1/4 wave stainless steel whip on my tower to use temporarily on my base station and am using the tv antennas as a "other half" of the antenna. I have around eight feet or so of the feed line running vertical then is angled away from the tower to the house. No rf chokes were utilized as this is a temporary setup just to test what range I have. One guy thirty miles away can hear me now. However,when I key up,the tv loses it's signal feed. At one point my tv and radio feed lines are strapped together. I thinking about getting a 10' length of water pipe and making the "other half" of the antenna to see how that works. I read that if I make a horizontal dipole that during skip conditions because of the way signals are bounced from vertical polarization to horizontal that I could still get out. Most of the locals are within 25 miles of my local.
     
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    #33 Lil'Yeshua, May 11, 2013
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  4. Captain Kilowatt

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    That's not a tower. :whistle: Now THIS is a real tower. :laugh:

    BTW that tower you linked too was for commercial radio/cellular. The following is a ham radio tower at OH8X a contest station in Finland.

    Tower 7
     
  5. Lil'Yeshua

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    Thought you'd like it. Thanks
     
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    Did you build your tower yet? I'd like to see pics if it.
     
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    Here's mine!

    [​IMG]

    73,
    RT307
     
  10. Lil'Yeshua

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    Gives me goose bumps!!
     
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    Found a "How to Build a Home brew Tower" web page.
    http://www.rollanet.org/~rrars/tech_files/BUILD-A-35:d5-Tower-intro.pdf


    A little info on tiltable tv antennas for antenna lovers.
    Common TV Antenna Types
    Solid Signal Xtreme Signal HDB91x High Definition Blade Xtreme VHF/UHF TV Antenna (HDB91X) from Solid Signal

    Just a thought: a tv tuning section is nothing more than an antenna tuner.
    Channel Master 4248
    Channel Master 4228



    Capacitance hat - This is a device sometimes found at the end of an element. It can be a cross, a disk, a ball, a loop, or just about anything conductive. It makes the element behave as if it is longer, maybe 10%-30% longer than it really is. It can save space with almost no drop in performance. Capacitive hats are uncommon in TV antennas. (The Channel Master 3671B has six capacitive hats.)

    Hmmmmm. I'm thinking about the ball shaped bird cage on the Vector 4000.


    Channel Master 3671-B with capacitive hats.
    http://www.hdtvprimer.com/antennas/cm3671.html


    Home brew uhf tv antenna plans
    http://www.tvantennaplans.com/
    http://www.mtmscientific.com/yagi.html
    http://m4antenna.eastmasonvilleweather.com/reflector/Reflectors.html
    http://www.hdtvprimer.com/ANTENNAS/ganging.html

    Tilting?
    http://www.hdtvprimer.com/ANTENNAS/16bay.html
     
    #41 Lil'Yeshua, Nov 30, 2013
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  12. Lil'Yeshua

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    I already have a rabbit wire reflector. I'll make either a 8 or 16 bay uhf antenna using two wood boards,metal clothes hangers,two 300/75 ohm transformers,and a 2-1 combiner.


    What not to do
    http://youtu.be/YLQPxRQo17I

    How to climb a tower the safe way
    http://youtu.be/9b9LahaBJIk
     
    #42 Lil'Yeshua, Nov 30, 2013
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