2m Quad Beam Installed at Club HQ

The Club now has a directional VHF capability for Club nights

We have had plans for what seems like an eternity to put up a directional beam at the Club. The recent donation from David 2E0GZO of a 2m 5 element quad antenna allowed this to become a reality.

Over the weekend Eddie M0LJT, Gary 2E0HCC and John M0JFO took themselves, their tools and their vast expertise to the Club HQ where they proceeded to put together and erect the antenna on the waiting rotator.

The Club thanks David for the kind donation of the antenna but particularly Eddie, Gary and John for their unstinting work in putting the antenna up.  Measurements showed a very flat SWR all the way across 144MHz – 146MHz so we’re looking forward to some VHF activity on future Club nights.

2m Quad Installation
Eddie M0LJT and Gary 2E0HCC fit the assembled quad beam to the waiting rotator

 

2m Quad Installed
The 2m Quad Installation Completed

 

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BEng CEng MICE. Chartered Civil Engineer and Licensed Radio Ham (G7KNA). Member of South Bristol Amateur Radio Club since 2005 and Secretary since 2010. I am a registered RSGB Assessor for Foundation, Intermediate and Advanced Exams. Away from the club and work I play with computers and related gadgets exploring Open Source software and when necessary bodge the odd DIY project.