6 Meter Halo
I came up with this new design for a 6 meter halo that includes larger diameter aluminum tubing used for the elements.
I also redesigned the way the antenna will mount to a mobile, and this includes a mount that mirrors the mounting arrangement for my HF antennas that mount on my mobile.
I also designed this antenna to allow for building it with simple handtools and possibly a small bench drill press, as the idea is to do a construction article on this 6 meter Halo.
Of course it goes without saying that the design lends itself well to mounting it wherever you have need for a 6 meter Halo.
If you are wondering as to the availability of circular aluminum elements, they were formed from type 5303 aluminum tubing that comes in straight 5' lengths, and this aluminum tubing is easily shaped with a wooden form or even with your bare hands as far as that goes.
I will be sharing more information with you on this 2nd generation 6 meter Halo antenna, as I run tests with it mounted on my mobile.
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Here is the antenna mounted on my mobile.....