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  • Neutronned commented on jcoman's instructable The Tape Measure Antenna3 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...see more »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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