Slawomir Katta: he does this with all his projects. He says he will post another video when
the project is completed, but he never does. waste of time
lmzach1: This was a great idea. The copper tape is ran inside of each tube. Cut the
tape a few inches longer than needed, peel the backing an feed with the
sticky side up. Holding the ends of the tape flip the pole section so as
the sticky side is now down. I fed a wire with a cotton ball thru one end
to seat the copper tape to the inside of the tube. The excess on the ends
are folded over to mate the next section. The very last section is to small
for copper tape,,but a thin copper wire will fit nicely an will give you a
pull point. Don't cut this wire yet leave it bout a foot longer than
needed, this will give you a tune point for any SWR. My mod's were loading
coils for the lower bands 40 an 80 meters their located 1/3 from the
top. To prevent nicking an water damage to the copper tape I used the same
idea wire an a cotton ball an ran a coat of wax inside taking care to not
wax the contact points.. At 20 meters (14.150 -14.300 Mhz 16 feet 4 inches
should make your rig happy on a 16.5 pole. The old movie screens used wide
stance legs (Tripod ) an can be found in any photo shop collecting dust in
a corner. These are great for holding your pole. My wee little Yaesu 817
an tuner likes!.
Richard Neese: I wish you would link in the rest and show us the finished project
moonstrikerII: hi marshall 2 questions for you. 1.how did you put the copper tape inside
did you stick it down ? 2.when are you going to post the next video as i am
trying to make this antenna. thanks from MM6CHM 73s from scotland.
FlatwoodsBushcraft: I have been looking at these poles online for a homebrew buddipole type of
horizontal dipole setup for qrp. I am just wondering why you are using
copper tape between the sections. Is the pole made out of something other
than fiberglass that makes the pole conductive, like graphite?
Richard Neese: What bands does it cover ? what did you use for a end connector ?
MauriatOttolink: Hi, I recognised pronto what you were getting at. His reply to you wasn't
all that informative. He doesn't say if the copper tape runs up the inside
of each section. I'm sure it must do or there's no conductor. If it does
run how does he stick it to the inside wall? Doesn't take into account that
the copper tape is exposed to the air and corrodes pretty damned quickly.
The tight joints would be first to go! Not sure that this is a good way
without more info. Prefer a piece of wire up the middle.
Reggy Love: after finding Slug tape, (the copper tape) on ebay i thought about the very
same idea, i made it pretty much the same way, and parts of an old barbecue
and a shelf serve as a base, i added a large'ish coil and 4 radials and it
works VERY well for what it is ! lots of qso's all around EU and made it
across the pond many times with the ft 817 (Also a few qsos with < 1W) SSB
moonstrikerII: hi marshall when are you finishing the antenna.
afshin735: Without showing performance its still just a fishing pole with some copper