Thursday, May 22, 2008

900MHz Amateur Radio

I built an antenna for 900MHz out of an old hockey stick and some brazing wire. It is a 10 element Quagi. Of course the feed line is Andrews 1/2" 50Ohm hard line for sake of loss. Radio is a converted Motorola GTX mobile. The Motorola Maxtrac 800 on top is converted to 900MHz receive for a repeater that I am in the progress of building. The commercial antenna is also for 900MHz that will be going up soon. I am in the progress of reprograming another Motorola GTX mobile for the van and doing the conversion to an 900MHz Motorla Maxtrac 30watt radio for amateur use.