12 May 2010

Field testing the cheap 432 yagi

Yesterday it was the regular NAC contest again, now on the 70 cm band. So I went to the same place as last week, but now with my homebrew 11 element 432 MHz yagi. I was there for an hour mostly listening and checking the antenna performance. I worked a few stations on CW and SSB. My power at the the antenna feed was approx. 10 W and the rig being used was a Yaesu FT-857D. The antenna behaved well and the elements are now permanent fastened on the wooden boom.