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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, May 5, 2018

Completing a 13B2 2M SSB Yagi (re)build...

The 2nd evening of work on this antenna went pretty quickly...mostly just assembly of the parts that had been straightened, cut to length, salvaged, etc. This antenna went together well, and I got it bolted up to the test tower section for tuneup. The SWR match was great, and adjustment went right by the Cushcraft instructions. Here's a few pics and info...

 All parts and hardware, ready to go together...

 Bolting the elements to the boom....

 Assembly almost completed...

 Checking for element alignment...

 Bolted to a piece of tower, set up to test the antennas I'm rebuilding...
 
Ready to install on the primary tower!  This was totally built without sending a penny, just by salvaging all needed and materials and hardware from the wreckage. Time to start the next antenna (re)build from the scrap pile :-)


Dave WB4IUY
http://www.WB4IUY.net