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Old Dec 30, 2011, 09:14 AM
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I think it'll work this time!!
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Originally Posted by Lauri1000 View Post
Yesterday I made my first circular polarized antennas. Cloverleaf turned out nicely but Skew-Planar Wheel was a bit messy. I put too much epoxy on Skew-Planar Wheel. Now I need to test these antennas to see how they perform.
The shape looks good! Nice work. (I can really say that, because mine are the result of about 4 feet of wire going into the trash can first!!! )

Bob

edit - I just noticed that you mentioned using epoxy. I was thinking - I broke my SPW on the bench right after I bench tested it, and had to re-solder the top (signal) connector. If you use hot glue, and the antenna breaks later, you can melt the hot glue off and fix the antenna. It would be difficult to do (maybe even impossible) with epoxy. So you may want to give hot glue a try for your next one!

No criticism, just food for thought if it might be of some help.

Great work!

Bob
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