Friday, February 6, 2009

Measure twice - cut once...

I cut all but one of the colinear rods for the reflector on my GH10 project this evening, but came up a little short. Note that there is very little to spare in 36' (3 x 12') of rods (about 20cm overall). I did the math - it is possible, but you have to plan your cuts wisely. My mistake was back in the parking lot when I cut the rods to fit in the car. I guess I'll be making another trip to the Metals Supermarket for another $4.14 worth of aluminum. The way I figure, I will likely want to build a small antenna to point at Toronto at some point too, so having extra will come in handy. I did all of the cuts with a hack saw and a jig that my boys and I put together to ensure accurate measures.

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