Today I built a coaxial dipole or flower pot antenna for 144 MHz. Essentially a length of coax with part of the shielding stripped and then a length with shield intact before using a series of turns to act as a choke. The silver part was an attempt to get it working at 430MHz as well but I have failed with that one. Issue with the aluminium tape used I think. Works well on 2m band at least. A nice cheap loft antenna! I used measurements from

Received these pin badges in the post. Dogs in spaaaaaace! With some added sacrifices to the harvest of course. Bought from Skullbag on Etsy.

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