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Author Topic: 432 Mhz Antennas  (Read 250 times)
K3PRN
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« on: January 13, 2007, 05:13:02 AM »

I want to build the 432 Mhz, 8 element Quagi antenna. The director elements pass throught the boom. They suggest wood or fiberglass for the boom material. Would 1-1/4" PVC pipe work as a boom on 432 mhz?
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N3JBH
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« Reply #1 on: January 13, 2007, 06:11:11 AM »

sure would
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W3LK
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« Reply #2 on: January 13, 2007, 08:13:05 AM »

Is there some particular reason you asked the exact same question four times under THREE different subject lines?

Once is sufficient.

73,

Lon - W3LK
Baltimore, Maryland
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« Reply #3 on: January 14, 2007, 10:12:40 PM »

I built a number of 432 Quagi antennas using a fiberglass boom........

A good way to test your PVC pipe boom is to take a small sample of it and put it in the microwave oven for 30 or so seconds and see what happens..... (When the XYL is not around)  If it heats up much, Try to find some plastic or fiberglass material that does not heat in the microwave.

BTW a great homebrew antenna project!
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