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.
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:
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
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.