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!
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