This just in from Barry Allison (VE3NA):
The original instructions for the Slim Jim 2 metre antenna gave dimensions that were in error due to calculations based on an incorrect value for the velocity factor of the 300 ohm twin lead given by the cable vendor. Folks that received and already built their kits based on the previous instructions will be given a replacement length of 300 ohm cable to correct the problem that resulted in a high SWR.
Download the (updated) project documentation here:
The Slim Jim Antenna kits are now available for all that signed up, at a price of $25. Contact Barry Allison (VE3NA).
Barry will have the kits available at the OVMRC Christmas DInner.
Credits for the kit project and the documentation go to Barry Allison (VE3NA) and Marc Bélanger (VE3BOE).
Download the project documentation here:
If you need a PDF reader, you can download that here: Foxit Reader.
On 11 April, at 18h30, the OVMRC will hold a workshop on the topic of radio direction finding.
The workshop will cover the building of home-brew direction finding antennas, DF techniques, and the upcoming 4 June bunny-hunt event.
Please join us at the Canada Aviation and Space Museum!
On Monday, 7 March at 19:00, participants in the OVMRC J-Pole project are invited to come to the Aviation and Space Museum meeting room. At that time, their J-Pole Antenna project can be tested for SWR and performance.
This is a great opportunity to see the results of your work!