Constructing a 137 MHZ V-Dipole

I had seen this page on and wanted to give it a go myself.

I ended up with this as my first attempt, The antenna elements are wire pulled from old mains cables held by a DC jack.


Its not the best however it gave me my first signal from a NOAA satellite and i was able to decode this from NOAA 18 on a very low pass.


It didn’t get the best signal, but for being tested by a house on a tripod its something.

Next up will be mounting it on the house in place of my CB antenna.

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