THE 6 METER OMNI
2002, By Steve - KB1DIG
Here is a "sneak peek" at a cool 6 meter
halo loop made mostly from car parts!
Something a little more
advanced. Always fun to try out new bands. This 6 meter halo
is made with a true Gamma Section this time and is fashioned from
aluminum. Most of the parts are leftovers from old car
projects. The 3/8" fuel line I used came from Summit Racing
Equipment: #SUM-G2538, and a 25' section costs only about
Some of the mods
I came up with were:
Welded the elements to the aluminum plate with
some of that "Alumalloy" stuff advertised on television. I drilled a
small hole in one of the elements to allow condensation to
Capped off the end of the gamma arm with a plug to keep the
The plug was an automotive type used to block off a
PCV line from a carburetor.
After mounting horizontally to a 10' mast
I added a support system made from 2 thin 3' fiberglass rods and some
Also remember to hot-glue the wire-ties to the fiberglass
rod and adjust for lowest swr as usual.
Works slick! CQ CQ DX!!! See complete
construction details at the link
Closeup #1 - Notice 1 inch gap top
Closeup #2 - Shorting strap shown left
lower part of picture
Closeup #3 - Showing S0-239 assembly and gamma
construction details, mods and tips on the KB1DIG website
Many thanks to Steve,
KB1DIG for allowing us to share his project with you.
Steves site and get questions answered at the link below
"KB1DIG HAM SITE"
GOOD LUCK AND 73
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