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Old 08-02-2020, 03:41 PM   #1
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Ham radio space saving 2-meter beam

Self-coiling PVC / tape measure 2-meter beam

I based this on the SCAR plan from this site: https://w5nor.org/tape/

I have made two 4-foot rules for my bench to test this. I found that a GOOD name brand tape works better than the Harbor Freight for making "snap bands", but both work.
The elements are both screwed in place and pressed in with a ¼ inch long piece of PVC that has a saw kerf to make it fit. It looks good on a meter, It will get tested on air when boondocking in September.
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Self-coiling PVC / tape measure 2-meter beam

GOOD name brand tape works better than the Harbor Freight for making "snap bands", but both work.
To make “snap bands” see this video:
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We made those as a club Elmer's project a few years ago but not with the slap bracelet feature. That is very cool as well as practical. They consume a lot of space without that feature.

I should dig mine out of the carport overhead and update it.

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