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Old Jan 14, 2016, 01:34 AM
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Am I correct in believing that this item at BG is one of the uncredited knockoffs of your antenna design? (Don't want to buy it if it is)

http://www.banggood.com/Blue-Wizard-...p-1021362.html

-K
But they skipped the baluns, cheap copyists!
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Old Jan 17, 2016, 10:48 PM
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Old Feb 07, 2016, 09:54 AM
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First attempt CL and SPW

Hi Alex, and others that have tried this at home.
I've made two antennas, a cloverleaf as Tx and skew planar as Rx. When soldering back to the coax shield, I made small tinned tags from the shield and fixed the weld wire to them. This worked fairly well on the CL. On my SPW though, it didn't quite meet at the tip, so the wire overlaps slightly past the connection to the shield. Hopefully this is partially visible in the attached pic.

Will this shorten the effective length of the antenna lobe? Or have little effect?

I can't test yet as I'm just starting out and am waiting for my monitor to arrive.

Cheers,
Aaron
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Hi Alex, and others that have tried this at home.
I've made two antennas, a cloverleaf as Tx and skew planar as Rx. When soldering back to the coax shield, I made small tinned tags from the shield and fixed the weld wire to them. This worked fairly well on the CL. On my SPW though, it didn't quite meet at the tip, so the wire overlaps slightly past the connection to the shield. Hopefully this is partially visible in the attached pic.

Will this shorten the effective length of the antenna lobe? Or have little effect?

I can't test yet as I'm just starting out and am waiting for my monitor to arrive.

Cheers,
Aaron
These will do just fine for a DIY. Your gap at the feedpoint is a bit much, but other than that, it looks good. Do yourself a favor and add a little epoxy to the feedpoint to keep it from breaking in a crash.

-Alex
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