Maritime Mobile & Satellite Weather (2)

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Figure 1: The pieces and parts for a QDH weather fax satellite antenna, made from PVC pipe and coaxial cable (for the loops)

Posted 08/17/2015:

OK, so everyone knows the QDH antenna is the real way to go, and I’m sheepish about showing this, so keep the laughter down a little. This is the homebrew maritime VHF vertical (156 MHz), before the extra wire was added to drop to the lower frequency (137 Mhz). It wasn’t expected to hear anything (necessarily) – but was tried in spite of logic and calculations involving the galactic noise level:

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Not destined for prime time, no chance whatsoever quarter wave vertical as temporary stand-in for the QDH.

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