Dirt Cheap Concealable High-Gain Indoor 2-Meter Ham Antenna Project For Beginners

This is a fun, almost novice-level construction project for anyone who has a 2-meter ham radio walkie talkie (e.g., the $26 Baofeng UV-5) and would like more effective range without having to buy an amplifier. If you are currently using a short rubber-duckie antenna, this high-gain yagi antenna may well make your radio appear to have 6-10 times its power on 2 meters, doubling or tripling your range in relatively open areas, for a total cost about $21. [Dense high-rise central business city centers may not see as great an improvement, nor areas with impenetrable hills.] That may just make it…

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