Is 1.2ghz or 23cm SOTA new , if so a fresh way to chase summits instead of the old 52 and a chance to revisit old summits for new contacts.
I wanted a bit more “oomph” from my 1W 1.2 GHz HT, so I purchased a PC board Yagi to get another 6 dB.
I have a Yaesu FT-911 1.2 GHz HT. It is a 1990’s rig gifted me by the wife of a Silent Key at my work. It is a sweet handheld, but with limited power.
WA5VJB makes a variety of PC board antennas. The 1.2 GHz 3-element Yagi is $6, which was hard to resist. He also makes other nice microwave antennas: log-periodics, patch arrays, wheels, vivaldis, etc.
I went to HSC Electronic Supply and picked up a PC mount BNC and a right-angle BNC by navigating this aisle.
I found a short, stiff BNC cable from this bin.
I soldered on the BNC chassis connector and epoxied it to the antenna. The PC board is beat up because I’ve been carrying it around in my…
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