RF addict wrote:I haven't had any decent luck at all finding good parabolic parts. Wal-Mart was worthless and so were the three dollar stores in the area. I keep finding those crappy deep dish wire mesh type strainers and that's all.
What I wanted was one of the fryer strainer thingies that is made with the welded chrome concentric wires but I can't even find one on-line. I suppose if I knew the "technical" cooking term for it my googling would be a bit better.
If you guys have any links to some of this stuff please post it.
RF addict wrote:Yea, one site referred to it as a dumpling scoop. All I can find are recipies so far.
I thought the one in the pic looked pretty smooth and more professional that all the others.
RF addict wrote:I wouldn't know a dumpling scoop from a ....... so any suggestions are welcome.
I'm near Lawrence, KS and about 50 miles from Kansas City so finding a cooking supply place may be an option. Some relation suggested Pier 1 Imports. I know there's one in Lawrence but I haven't made it up there yet.
I had hoped someone had that exact model for sale by order somewhere but I haven't found it yet.
BTW, I found that metal Skoal can lids are the perfect size for a groundplane. I stuck a new BNC end up through a hole in one then put a piece of wire in it for the element. I used the crimp tube to hold the lid in place. The entire thing was held in place by a bent piece of aluminum with a couple of Wal-Mart suction cups on it. It works great for a quick antenna to slap on the back of the laptop and actually performs fairly well.
wrzwaldo wrote:FYI: BNC is rated up to 11GHz @ 50 Ohm and around 4GHz @ 75 Ohm. The trick is making sure you have 50 Ohm connectors when matching to 50 Ohm gear as both 50 and 75 Ohm connectors will couple to each other.
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