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I've been in Amateur Radio since 1974, and still find new and interesting things to do. I like to build, restore, and operate on the air. This is a blog of various info about my Ham Radio operations and activities, projects, and opinions. Visit www.WB4IUY.net for the lowdown at WB4IUY.

Saturday, April 21, 2018

6M Yagi Rebuild, 3rd evening...

I got a little more done today, almost ready to attach the elements to the boom and tune it. I mounted the boom on the test tower section, adjusted the element lengths per the manual, painted the repairs/splices in the elements, drilled the repaired elements for the boom mounts, and capped off the ends of the elements to keep water / insects out. Here's a few pics...

 The repaired boom is now attached to a short section of tower in the back yard for testing....

 Drilling the repaired element centers for assembly onto the boom mounts...

 Lengths of the elements are now adjusted per the mfg specs...

 Element splices / repairs now painted...

The ends of the elements are now capped off to keep insects and water out...


Dave WB4IUY
http://www.WB4IUY.net