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    I ran across this 2M vertical antenna and am thinking about making one with some changes:

    http://kv5r.com/ham-radio/simple-2-meter-antenna

    I am thinking of using 1" aluminum tubing with a separator machined from either Nylon or Delrin. I would run the coax up through the lower tube then out through a hole in the separator and then attached to the elements with SS screws with the shield attached to the lower aluminum tube.

    Reckon this would work OK?

    Thanks,

    Justin B.
    KI5GKD

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    A dipole for 2m won't give you much gain, you'll probably lose whatever signal you do get down the coax on the way to the radio.
    It might be worth a try as an experiment, but don't expect much DX with it...

    Have a look at this if you want to build a semi-decent antenna for 2m, take your time building it and it will perform well.
    However, I don't recommend mounting it outside, they are rather flimsy. On the other hand, its just wire & wood. The most expensive component is the variable capacitor trimmer...

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