6 meter portable Yagi 4 Element Part 1

Getting ready for field day 2013, I decided to build my own 6m 4 element Yagi antenna. My goal is to have something that’s portable, with a bit of directional gain. If it turns out light enough, it could be useful for some of the easier SOTA activations and maybe the Colorado 14er event.

I am modeling this antenna after the Buddipole antenna system. I would have just purchased those parts, but they do add up fast, and I have my own machine shop!

Counter-sink tool


My Jet BD1331 lathe

Partially finished parts


3/4″ end mill


With Buddipole featherweight whips installed and extended


Close-up of whips installed in rotating collars. 1/4″-20 threads


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