Members of the Police Amateur Radio Team of Westford are participating in a unique construction project at their monthly February meeting.
“We will be constructing hand held satellite antennas,” writes “Bo” Budinger, WA1QYM. “Allison, KB1GMX, has graciously constructed parts kits for these 2 meter/440 antennas. This antenna design is suitable for working several of the latest ham satellites using just a dual band walkie or a 2 meter and a 440 walkie. The cost for each antenna is $35.” According to Budinger, the antenna has three elements on 2 meters and 6 elements on UHF. The boom is 36 inches long.
Ten club members have signed up to participate in the kit building; a few kits remain available for those members who have not yet signed up.
The February PART meeting will be held at 7:30 PM on Tuesday February 15 at the Westford Police Station. “All are invited to attend whether you’re constructing your own antenna or not,” says WA1QYM.