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NSH 7 ELEMENT 2 METER BEAM ANTENNA Sideview

This design is first made during 1995 and evaluated with YO in 1996-97. of driven
SPECIFICATION I had made three prototypes for test and evaluation during that period. element
Now more than 160 people are using this antenna for getting distant (DE) &
Gain - 11 dB + stations and repeaters. Gamma
F / B ratio - 25 dB Max Mount the Antenna on the mast about 7 feet above the ground in a clear Section
surrounding. Set your transceiver to the operating frequency that you
BW - 1.5 :1 over 2 MHz operate more. Place the SWR meter between the transceiver and the 7"
antenna, then apply low power test transmission. Note the SWR level Aluminium
VSWR - 1.0:1 over 300 kHz Tube
and slide the gamma tube IN or OUT until you get lowest SWR. Then
I/P - upto 200 W apply high power transmission and do the same carefully to get the best Coax inner
match. Tighten the gamma - driven element feeding clamp (solid square
Matching - Gamma block). If you use the beam for vertical polarization, you need to use a
Polarization - Vertical or Horizontal non-conducting mast to avoid detuning the beam and skewing the radiation
pattern. Fix your antenna at 30 feet or above for the best VHF operation.
Impedance - 50 ohms Have a nice DXing.
73, de VU3NSH © Enjoy 10/2012 Fig B
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DR3 DE
R

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DR2

SO239 & PL259


Connector
DR1
Gamma
Tube
Fix RF Cable
towards Reflector
DE to Down
Gamma
Clamp
Sideview of
View of the 50 ohms
Reflector (R),
cable connected with
driven element (DE) &
Gamma Section Fig A Fig C
Gamma Section
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To Station

SS Boom
Gamma SS Mast
Joint
match Clamp
Clamp

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Square
Boom
'L' clamp & Element
de VU3NSH Fixing
SO239
(Gamma Sec- Screw
tion) (all scerews
are at one side
of the Boom)

Director 1 Director 2 Director 3 Director 4 Director 5


Driven
Reflector Element

50 ohms
cable Non-Conducting Mast 1" Dia
(30 to 31 inches long)
TOTAL VIEW OF
PVC tube (3 mm wall thickness) NSH 7 ELEMENT 2 METER
or hot water PVC pipe BEAM ANTENNA
30 to 60 ft
Metalic GI Mast
Fig D

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VU3NSH
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CAUTION :
After tuning wrap
All Mounting Screws for elements teflon tape on the
should be finger tightened initially. gamma section
Finally, use screw driver to avoid thread
damage.

l The boom clamp is half square type and


mast clamp is half round type. Fix the mast
clamp as shwon in fig D.
l The longest element is the reflector, next
longest is the driven element and the third
longest is the Director 1 and subsequent
elements are Director 2, Director 3, etc.
l All elements are mirror polished. Driven
Element
(DE)

Approximate Measurement of 7.8 cm 4.24 cm RG 213 20 mtrs.


A) ......................... B) ................................. Type : ..................................................
Gamma Position with Techno Cables
6.9 cm 6.00 cm RG 58 U 20-25 mtrs.
A) ......................... B) ................................. Type : ..................................................
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