Construction Photos of My 6 Meter Flowerpot Antenna

Construction Photos

Conduits for the antenna:
I used the orange conduit when the grey conduit is specified. It may hav an effect on the velocity factor connection. The conduit acts as a raydome and orange has a thicher wall than the grey. The reason I used the orange is that I had some 25mm and 32mm on hand.

Conduit-25mm
Conduit-32mm

Choke Former:
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Choke-PVC-1.jpg
Choke-Preparing the RG58 Coaxial CablePVC-2.jpg
Choke-PVC-3.jpg

Choke Windings:

I used 40mm PVC pressure pipe that has an outside diameter of approximatly 48mm. This gives a coil center of approminatly 52mm if you assume the RG58 is 4mm in diameter. That is 2mm per side. I use the the Hamwaves coil calculator to determine the number of turns required for the selected center frequency given the coil diameter. The link to the calculator is: http://hamwaves.com/antennas/inductance.html

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Choke-Winding-2.jpg
Choke-Winding-3.jpg
Choke-Winding-4.jpg
Choke-Winging-5-Cable-Tied.jpg

Preparing the RG58 Coaxial Cable:
Remove-outer-covering.jpg
Remove-braid.jpg

Top Section:

The top 100mm is stipped and twisted back to allow for lengthing the antenna in case the frequency is to high.


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Top-Cord.jpg

Steel Base:
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Antenna Mount on Roof:




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