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ADS-B: Build a simple ground plane Antenna

ADS-B: Build a simple ground plane Antenna

Materials: ┬ásolid copper wire (12, 14, 18 – whatever you have available!) SO-239 LINK Soldering Iron and solder Tape, Ruler, calipers or anything to measure a wire to a lenght of 75mm then finally the “snip length” of approximate resonance 67mm (technically the resonance is at 65.5mm… but from my experiments, 67mm does the trick!) Let’s get started: Steps: Cut and strip 9 pieces of wire to about 75mm each Take 8 of them and give them a “L” hook…

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K4ECD Frame Details & Dimensions

K4ECD Frame Details & Dimensions

Frame objectives: In 2013, I set out to build a lightweight frame to carry the Yeasu 857D portable with a tuner and Bioenno 12Ah battery. Over time I added other things, like a USB port and kill switch… Here is what I came up with. What makes my frame unique: it includes 4 storage bins (two large, and two small). It is not a difficult or expensive build, especially if you can do it DIY Thanks: If you build this,…

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