432 MHz EME Project

Richard(WC8RK), Joe(WA8OGS) and William(AA8XX) have been working on a little EME project.
Below are the details:

432 MHz EME Project
15LFA-JT Yagi & Testing Setup

Yagi Hardware & Element Mounting Method:
1” O.D. aluminum boom
1/4” O.D. aluminum elements
Stauff Clamps For 1” boom: # 3254PP (1/2 clamp used for each element)
Stauff EP Plastic Insert: # 1-8 EP (1130004114)
75 lb. UV cable ties are used to fasten elements and Stauff clamps in place.
Weight of each yagi: 2.5 lbs.

Yagis and testing assembly built by WC8RK and WA8OGS, with AA8XX assisting in testing.

Additional Information:
https://physics.princeton.edu/pulsar/k1jt/EME_with_Adaptive_Polarization_at_432_MHz.pdf
Pictures & Slide Presentation: https://physics.princeton.edu/pulsar/k1jt/EME_2014_K1JT.pdf

The design and assembly method can also be used on 2 meters. If there is sufficient interest, this could be a future club program topic or building project.

Joe – WA8OGS