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  • Neutronned commented on jcoman's instructable The Tape Measure Antenna10 months ago
    The Tape Measure Antenna

    I really liked this project idea and made one myself from PVC pipe. It worked so well I decided to invest some time into making it slimmer and lighter using 3D printed supports and a fiber glass rod. See the pictures below of final antenna.The tape measure sections are held to the printed supports using VHB (very high bond) double-stick tape. All three supports are identical and slide on 5/16" fiber glass rod. After positioning the supports on the rod, I put some super glue at the junction between the rod and support. I also made a pistol grip that clamps onto the rear rod section.You can find the 3D parts on Tinkercad - search for "yagi" and look for "Yagi Grip A" "Yagi Grip B" and "Yagi Antenna Support". If you have suggestions for im...

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    I really liked this project idea and made one myself from PVC pipe. It worked so well I decided to invest some time into making it slimmer and lighter using 3D printed supports and a fiber glass rod. See the pictures below of final antenna.The tape measure sections are held to the printed supports using VHB (very high bond) double-stick tape. All three supports are identical and slide on 5/16" fiber glass rod. After positioning the supports on the rod, I put some super glue at the junction between the rod and support. I also made a pistol grip that clamps onto the rear rod section.You can find the 3D parts on Tinkercad - search for "yagi" and look for "Yagi Grip A" "Yagi Grip B" and "Yagi Antenna Support". If you have suggestions for improvements, please let me know.

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