“Tape Measure” Yagi Antenna Building Workshop


10:00 am - 1:00 pm


Bookings closed


Linn County Fairgrounds / ARRL Midwest Convention 2018
201 Central City Rd, Central City, IA, 52214

These Yagi-type antennas use three steel “tape measure” elements that fold easily to allow you to quickly get in and out of your vehicle and yet remain stiff enough to be self-supporting when hunting for a hidden transmitter. Between hunts, the elements can be folded or rolled to reduce storage space. This antenna design has been in use for decades for ARDF and transmitter or fox hunting, but also can be used to contact astronauts on the International Space Station, make satellite repeater contacts, extend your HT range to hit that repeater in the next county, sniff out local RFI noise, locate a stuck transmitter or jammer… the options are endless.

There are no special skills or tools needed to participate in the workshop, just the ability to follow instructions and an interest to have a good time. Each participant will get a complete kit with all the parts needed to build an antenna with a male BNC connector on the end of the coax.

We will have all the tools and supplies available so you will leave the workshop with a tested and functioning antenna. During the workshop, we will provide some additional ideas for enhancements to make later if you so choose. If you bring your HT or handheld scanner, there will be a fox hunt starting at 4pm (one hour after the build session) for you to practice finding.

Because these kits are being offered at cost, preregistration and prepayment is REQUIRED by July 23, 2018 so we can order enough supplies and save on shipping costs.


Bookings are closed for this event.