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TLU Antenna Design - Space Weather Monitors

TLU Antenna Design

Parts List

  • 1 1/4" Schedule 40 PVC pipe, two 10' stands
  • 1 1/4" PVC pipe cross
  • 1 1/4" PVC pipe Tee, four
  • 1 1/4" endcap, eight
  • 80 lb sack of concrete
  • large plastic dishpan
  • 2x4" 8' length, three
  • a few small scraps of 3/8" plywood to shim the support 'V' blocks
  • assorted wood screws & some spray paint
  • one long 1/4" lag bolt ( serves as axle during the wire wrapping)
  • two plastic electrical boxes with covers
  • some white electrical tape and two crimp connectors
  • 1/4" nylon rope with tautline hitch knots
  • 1000' of solid 24 AWG hook-up wire
  • three PL-259 coax connectors
  • Times Microwave LMR-400UF low-loss coax cable (a ham radio favorite)
  • OPEK model LP-350 UHF coax lightning surge protector (a ham radio favorite)

Pictures

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