March Meeting – March 13

  • Cleaning, Maintaining and Troubleshooting the AR 15 with a demo on replacing the parts that easily wear out. Speaker will be bringing some parts kits.
  • Building a portable VHF/UHF ground plane antenna. These can greatly extend the range of your hand-held radio.

Cleaning, Maintaining and Troubleshooting the AR 15 with a demo on replacing the parts that easily wear out.

Below are recommended links suggested by Mike during the program. The best time to order the parts was yesterday; second best time is today.


How to Clean & Lube Your AR-15

Where to purchase AR Parts you saw tonight:

Spring & Pin Combination Kit

AR15/m16 Extractor

AR15 Gas Block 750 Low Profile

AR15 Gas Tube Carbine Length Precision Arms

For a list of ALL parts used in an AR, you’ll want a copy of this PDF from Brownell’s.


 

Building the Jungle Antenna

Building a portable VHF/UHF ground plane antenna. These can greatly extend the range of your hand-held radio.

This PDF doc shows the details of how to build the Jungle Antenna.

  • This described how to build a 1/4 wave antenna. Improved efficiency can be gained by going to a 5/8 wave antenna, though the length is going to be longer.
  • The coax cable shown uses BNC connectors. To connect to the Baofeng radios, you will need a SMA-39 connector, which converts from SMA Female to BNC Female.