I saw this on eHam, and I think I can actually do this:
I would love to have a Hexbeam, and the only two thing have been keeping that dream at arm's length is a) the cost and b) a way to support it.
This article solves "b)". The way around "a)" is to start saving and to also consider what I can sell to make up the funds. With the solar cycle rollercoaster heading towards the dip, having a Hexbeam would be very, very nice. I could install this in a corner of the yard and crank it down when not in use and I think that would keep my XYL satisfied.
Here's KE1Q's photo of his permanent setup:
I'm pretty sure this project is within even my meager carpentry skills. All I have to do is come up with some scratch for the antenna and mast (and a small rotator, too, I guess) and the time. The time, the time, the time ....... always the most precious commodity of them all.
Even if it doesn't come to fruition, it's still fun to plan and dream.
72 de Larry W2LJ
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