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Portable Quad for 6 Meters
Here's a description of the portable 6 meter quad I built. It's made of PVC pipe and #14 stranded copper wire. There's also a non-portable version up on my antenna mast; its joints are glued rather than threaded,but other than that it's essentially the same antenna. The inspiration came from KD7LXL's portable quad,with the wooden booms replaced with PVC because none of the home centers in town carried 8' long dowels,and because I wanted something that'd fit thru the trunk lid of a 1995 Honda Accord (much to my wife's chagrin!).
And here we are,the elements disassembled and piled up next to the 16' PVC mast,ready to be bundled up and
stuffed in the trunk for some vacation QTH fun! The boom center section is a 2x2 with the cross pieces
screwed and glued to its ends,such that the elements are 24" apart. The mast-mount plate has not yet
been mounted to the boom. There's a tragicomic story attached to that 16' mast; more on that in the Memorial
Day beach saga.