Shown below are the Constructional Details of the Eggbeater Antenna I Built:
I made this antenna using a design by EA4CYQ, it is quite easy to make and will only take a few hours to complete.
All the dimensions are shown on the picture below, but I have used the following materials in place of the ones shown on the picture….
Here’s a list of the Modifications that I did.
Not actual Modifications but alternative materials that I constructed it with
1: Where he used 4mm Electrical copper wire for the Antenna construction itself I used 4mm Diameter brass tube (Obtained from a local, large DIY Outlet), I then soldered the corners together by inserting thick copper wire that fitted perfect into the tube itself.
2: For the Ground planes I used 3mm stainless antenna whips, cut to the correct length (I had these of a friend and fellow Ham of mine M3PYG), these whips were not the tapered type, they were the same size throughout.
3: To mount the Antenna I was lucky enough to have some plastic drainpipe (I think it was about 40mm diameter) This pushed onto the 32mm plastic pipe perfectly.
Ok enough of the blabber and have look at the design itself below, if you need any help then please contact me and I will try to assist