4M Jaybeam info sought (and 2M).

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4M Jaybeam info sought (and 2M).

Post by radiogareth » Wed Jun 26, 2019 5:28 pm

In my pile of 'stuff' acquired over the years is a 3 element 4M Jaybeam (not mentioned in the BATC copy of their catalog found on the wiki).
Is is in excellent mechanical condition other than the 'balun/matching link' was cut off when it was taken down.
The internet suggests that I need a 1/2 wavelength of coax between the two halves of the dipole, but despite careful measuring of that its clearly isn't right 5.0:1 VSWR.
Next step might be to try a 1/4 wave, but I'm in the dark really. Later units had a coil of wire on an aluminium tab, so a 'bit of inductance' I assume.

I've also got a single Jaybeam 2M folded dipole and a LOT of elements with brown, black and ?yellow' end caps, possibly from the cannibalization of multiple 4 element units. I have a spare boom that could take maybe 8 elements, if I knew the spacing/element lengths.

Has anyone got relevant dimensions or drawings?

Picture shows the 4M coax tails, middle one looks 50R, outer two 75R. But how long were they supposed to be?
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All three coax braids go the the centre lower nut which is common to the boom and the centre bottom of the folded dipole driven element. So two folded 1/2 waves?
Thoughts and suggestions welcome....
Gareth G4XAT

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