Last weekend my wife (Julie, KN6AOC) and I tried transmitter hunting (also known as amateur radio direction finding or ARDF) and antenna building for the first time. The Fullerton Amateur Radio Club setup the event and had mentors available for us.
We began our day with an antenna building session led by Marvin Johnston, KE6HTS. In just under an hour we had our very own Tape Measure Beam antenna designed by Joe Leggio, WB2HOL with a 4 Khz offset attenuator designed by Joe Moell, K0OV.
Learning How to Use the Antenna and Attenuator
Marvin helped us with …