Take-Down Yagi for Dual Mode Operations
This photo shows me with my Icom IC-R5 communications receiver as well as my Yaesu VX-8R transceiver riding securely in place in my radio chest harness.
Also included is an off-set attenuator mounted on my Icom IC-R5 and connected to my take-down yagi that works extremely well once you close in on the foxbox, and attenuation is required to get a more precise fix on the fox.
The 2 meter foxbox in the photo began life as a 30 caliber ammo-box and includes a 2 meter HT with a controller/timer, as well as a gel-cell battery and an external antenna.
Of course it goes without saying that I had an unfair advantage on this day while hunting for the foxbox as I hid it.
I was out in the field running tests with the various components shown and described here to familiarize with how they operate under actual test conditions.
When I'm done fox-hunting I can switch from my Icom IC-R5 receiver with its companion offset attenuator to my Yaesu VX-8R transceiver, allowing me to communicate with distant stations through the use of my dual mode take-down yagi.
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Here is a closer look at my take-down yagi.....