The Antenna shown is made from 1/2" copper tubing and it is soldered togeather with plumbing tees, elbows, and nipples. The spacer under "B" is 3/4" plastic pipe cut to hold and re-enforce the two copper pipes. The coax (RG-8 or Equivilant) is affixed to the pipe as shown with movable copper clamps. The fully constructed antenna is then clamped to a grounded metal pole.
Section A, the antenna radiator is 3/4-wavelength long, so its dimension is found from:
... and the quarter wavelength matching section length from:
It may wise to cut Section A longer by an inch or two to allow you some leeway when it is time to tune it. The distance D is around 5 inches between the bottom of Section C to the copper clamp that is attached to the outside braid of the coax. The distance B (and corrisponding section B) is 3 3/4 inches. It is wise to cut section E to at least 3 feet if not longer.
After cutting all the sections solder togeather using a propane torch and affixing the PVC pipe spacer. Attach to a grounded metal pole at its permanent home and attach the movable copper clamps that have the RG-8 coax already attached (and 4 turn loop of coax affexed to top antenna mount.) Connect to a transmitter operating at your calculated frequency with an SWR meter attached and take an SWR reading. If SWR is not desirable move the copper clamp that is attached to the center wire of the coax up or down and re-take the SWR reading. If the SWR cannot be lowered to the desired reading you may have to cut or lengthen the 3/4-wavelength radiator. Shortening the antenna will rade the resonate frequency. It is possible to get a 1:1 reading with this antenna.
[The design for this antenna was taken from the Practical Antenna
Handbook by Joseph J. Carr and from a design for the FM broadcast
band by G. Forrest Cook WB0RIO.]