Quarter Wave Vertical Antenna for 2 Meters with Ground Plane Radials

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Picked up some supplies for the latest construction.  Thus far, this design outperforms all others I’ve tried by a considerable margin.  The bulk of the design relies on a SO-239 UHF socket adapter used for the antenna body, jacketed 12 gauge solid core house wire for the antenna elements, crimp-on eye terminals, some machine screws, and a bunch of PVC pipe and fittings.  Heat shrink tubing, epoxy, and more heat shrink are used to complete the finish for the work.

Homebrew 2m Quarter Wave Ground Plane Antenna
Homebrew 2m Quarter Wave Ground Plane Antenna

If the opportunity is present, I intend to make a similar 5/8 wave model using a similar construction method for comparison prior to deciding upon what gets mounted to the exterior of my QTH.

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