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July Spark Gap - Recycling for 6M--A Cheap 6M antenna

posted Jul 13, 2018, 9:31 AM by L Gray   [ updated Jul 13, 2018, 9:37 AM ]




Jim Valdes, WA1GPO, wrote a timely Spark Gap article describing the fabrication of a 6M antenna using aluminum salvaged from a beach chair.  The design is based on the Cushcraft ASQ-6, 6 Meter Squalo antenna.  Jim's "beach chair" version is based on an article that appeared in QST, January, 2002.  

The Squalo, or hard loop design, results in a compact antenna that performs well.  Six meters has been open lately, so this is a timely antenna project.

Some links to some related information on antennas of this general design and the original QST article follow: