The antenna on these trips is an M2 6M5XHP shortened to 4 elements. Director 3 is removed along with that boom section, director 2 is then moved 16 inches closer to the driven element - it rides on a new stub boom piece. This makes for a decent Yagi that is quite a bit easier to transport almost assembled, less of problem in crowded RV parks, and easy to man-handle into position even in wind. The mast is 3 six foot sections of aluminum cement float extension handles. SWR is excellent, as is F/B.
Here are a few pictures Joyce took while I set the Yagi up here on the western edge of Lewistown.
|Assembled boom and elements ride on the RV's ladder. Coax stays attached.|
|About 5 minutes and a 3/8" nut driver to assemble things.|
|Quick mount place secures the boom to the mast.|
|The antenna is light enough to man-handle into position. Note "rotator" line.|