I noticed that the phone cord was offensively dirty, so I tried to clean it. Being rather flexible it was extremely difficult. I came up a way to hold it securely, just wrap the cord around the handle of a small broom I had handy!
I really must remember to wash my hand after touching that broom, though, it has lead-based paint and is not to be handled by children.
I got the fox hunting/portable Yagi antenna working this evening. I soldered the matching pin to the coax and clamped the whole mess together. Hooked it up to the radio and the SWR meter and I got me a 1.5 match. Good enough!
Selfie with antenna. The elements, being measuring tape tape, are extremely flexible and foldy. And very very sharp on the ends!
I also hooked up the attenuater to the radio, but didn't hear anything. Forgetting that it's a 4 MHz offset attenuater. Meaning that you have to tune 4 MHz UP from the frequency you want to listen to...
I need to figure a way to mount the radio and attenuater on the antenna boom, or grow another arm. Which ever will be easier, I guess.
Thanks for reading!
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