VHF beams are popular projects--they are often small enough to be made out supplies easily obtained at the local hardware store.
- 7dB for 7 Bucks (844,127 bytes, PDF file)
QST April 1993, pp. 54-55
An inexpensive 3 element 2-meter Yagi made from PVC and welding rod. .
- Homebrewing a 6-Meter Yagi (from QEX RF column)
QEX January/February 1998, p. 52-57
Enlarged Figure 6 with key dimensions.
In typical Zack Lau, W1VT fashion, the element and mounting clamps are machined, but good ol’ hose clamps and hardware store mast mountings will work on this 4-element antenna.
- 2x3=6 (84,913 bytes, PDF file)
QST February 2000, pp. 34-36
Two three-element 6-meter Yagi designs.
- A Five-Element, 2-Meter Yagi for $20 (457,324 bytes, PDF file)
QST July 1999, pp. 34-37
Get about 10dB from a modified Radio Shack FM broadcast receiving antenna.
- An LPDA for 2 Meters Plus (839,246 bytes, PDF file)
QST October 2001, pp. 42-46
This Log-Periodic Dipole Array (beam) antenna covers 130-170 MHz for those who also like monitoring.
- Circular Polarization and OSCAR Communications (1,401,889 bytes, PDF file)
QST May 1980, pp. 11-15
OSCAR users are switching to circular polarization to lessen signal fading. Build this low-cost antenna system and hear what you've been missing
- Small 70-cm Yagi (671,292 bytes, PDF file
QEX July/August 2001. pp. 55-59
A 6-element Yagi designed for a wide bandwidth.
- Controlled Impedance “Cheap” Antennas Kent WA5VJB’s computer optimized 144MHz to 1296MHz antennas with a clever asymmetrical feed.
- The Quagi Antenna Turns 40 Wayne N6NB invented the Quagi, an easy to build cross between a Yagi and a Quad. The ease of obtaining parts has made this a popular choice for thousands of hams.
- The Tiny 2
The "Tiny 2" is a great little 2 meter beam. It has some really interesting properties and it is a fantastic first time antenna project for the beginner.
- The Tiny 2+1
Renamed the Tiny 3. As with any standard three element design, this three element direct connect antenna utilizes a reflector and a director to achieve gain.
- VHF / UHF Direct Connect Beams
Here are some lengths and spacings for various direct connect beams.
- Stacking Yagi Antennas
- A Simple Seven Element Yagi Antenna
- Yagi Antenna Design
This site offers a free interactive design page to let hams design Yagi antennas for HF, VHF and UHF