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Homemade Antennas.

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Homemade Antennas.
Posted by Goofy62 on Tuesday, August 29, 2017 4:18 PM

Here's a quick idea for antennas.

The base is a "Grandt Line" model rail road 1/4" nut & washer.

Lower half is a piece of 22 gauge hypodermic tubing.

Upper half is a piece of .015" music wire.

Topped with a dab of Laser Bond glue for the ball in the tip.

The tip & base were hit with some Molotow chrome.

Very simple & quick to make.

 

Steve

 

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Posted by aliasT.W. on Tuesday, August 29, 2017 5:24 PM

Thanks for the tip mr. Steve, great ideal.

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Posted by 195X on Tuesday, August 29, 2017 5:58 PM

That is a genius idea, but how does Joe average get the proper needles?

My favorite color is clear. I am also ambidexterous, I can screw up equally well with either hand. I am 53 years old and been building for most of that time. :)

On the bench... somewhere. Pink Panther show car, 1978 Dodge Magnum Charger Daytona Midnight edition SE 300. Mongrel T.

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Posted by Goofy62 on Tuesday, August 29, 2017 6:19 PM

195X

That is a genius idea, but how does Joe average get the proper needles?

 

They're not "needles".

It's hypodermic tubing available in 12" to 36" lengths from a number of sources.

I bought mine on Amazon.

You can also pick it up on ebay.

Everything that was used for this antenna was purchased from one of those two sources.

 

Steve

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Posted by 195X on Tuesday, August 29, 2017 7:15 PM

Cool! Thank you for that info. I saw "hypodermic" and leapt to conclusion. (I'll be honest.. sometimes it's the only excersize I get :P)

My favorite color is clear. I am also ambidexterous, I can screw up equally well with either hand. I am 53 years old and been building for most of that time. :)

On the bench... somewhere. Pink Panther show car, 1978 Dodge Magnum Charger Daytona Midnight edition SE 300. Mongrel T.

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Posted by Moparlover64 on Tuesday, August 29, 2017 7:17 PM

To cool got hypos in my medic bag now to get the 1/4. Rr nut and rod

Moparlover64

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Posted by Big Gary on Friday, September 22, 2017 7:39 AM

While you idea of getting hypodermic needles at ebay is valid, why not buy them at your local pharmacy for less than the cost of a postage stamp, and the syringes are useful for moving liquids.   You must know what guage you want. 

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Posted by Foxer on Friday, September 22, 2017 8:56 AM

This is a great idea by Steve, so I took his materials further to make a 3-section antenna. I used an .009" insect pin and 27 and 23 gauge hypodermic tubes. I used a 1/8" aluminum tube for the base to replicate a specific antenna.

I now get 60's AM radio in my builds!  :)

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Posted by High octane on Friday, September 22, 2017 12:16 PM

Lookin' great Foxer, now when will you be converting to AM/FM radio?

High octane

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Posted by 195X on Friday, September 22, 2017 12:58 PM

Foxer

This is a great idea by Steve, so I took his materials further to make a 3-section antenna. I used an .009" insect pin and 27 and 23 gauge hypodermic tubes. I used a 1/8" aluminum tube for the base to replicate a specific antenna.

I now get 60's AM radio in my builds!  :)

Antenna final sml DSC 2340

 

 

Okay, between Goofy and Foxer, I say we give them "Tip of the Year" because this is just too good. I had been mulling this one for years but it always got forgotten in favor of other details. I will be using these methods regularly now.

My favorite color is clear. I am also ambidexterous, I can screw up equally well with either hand. I am 53 years old and been building for most of that time. :)

On the bench... somewhere. Pink Panther show car, 1978 Dodge Magnum Charger Daytona Midnight edition SE 300. Mongrel T.

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