On January 22, 2009 at 19:41, ceeaton said...
You can build one
of these for under $30, depending on how fancy you get.
And now my son has his nose in tons of library books trying
to find out everything he can about antennas. Nothing
being given back to society there, eh?
I had lots of spare stuff around and built it for about $10 (a piece of aluminum rod for a driven element). And I'm one of those guys who are next to useless with tools.
The fun in building this thing was certainly worth the money. Not to mention the learning!!