The HAB payload needs a small/suitable antenna. I decided that it would be easier and a lot more fun to make the antenna; rather than buy one. It would also reduce costs and a lot of additional knowledge and know-how would result.
Material for this are:-
|2mm solid copper wire||1 metre||I choose thick wire to increase rigidity and to increase bandwidth|
|Solder||As much is required|
|Plywood 200mm x 200mm||1||Used to create a “jig”, to which the antenna was created.|
|Various wood pieces
40mm x 40mm x 15mm
|3||Used to create a “jig”, to which the antenna was created.|
Design and Construction
Design is based a lot off what is described at:-
In fact, I followed it word for word, picture for picture…except that I created a Right Hand Polarized version.