The Tiny 2
The "Tiny 2" is a great little 2 meter beam. It has some really interesting properties and it is a fantastic first time antenna project for the beginner.
What's so great about it? Well, first of all, there are only 2 elements. This makes the construction quick and easy. Next is the size. It's tiny, hence the name. A mere
one foot spacing produces a whopping 4 dBd gain! What else? How about the fact that it is a direct connect antenna! Just hook your 50 ohm coax cable to it and
you are on the air, no matching, no tuning, no hassle!
- Each element section of the beam is 1" diameter tubing
You say you want to build it but you don't have 1" tubing? Try one of these alternative plans:
3/4 " Tubing: Use a director length of 33.75 inches (All other dimensions stay the same)
1/2 " Tubing: Use a director length of 34.50 inches (All other dimensions stay the same)
1/4 " Tubing: Use a director length of 35.5 inches and each driven element length should be 19.375 inches (All other dimensions stay the same)
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