The following is a link to the tape measure beam we will be building at the club meeting. Copy and paste the link into your browser and you can get the info you need for the build project.
http://theleggios.net/wb2hol/projects/rdf/tape_bm.htm

What you will need to build this beam.

1/2 sch 40 PVC you can buy it in short lengths at home Depot or Lowe’s the basic beam calls for 18 1/2 inches of PVC.
2, 1/2 Inch PVC Cross connector
1, 1/2 Inch PVC Tee
1 inch harbor freight tape measure
6 to 8 feet of RG58 coax
Fitting for coax to connect to your radio ex. BNC, SMA, or PL259.
5 inches of 12 gauge solid copper wire bare or insulated.
6, 1 1/2 hose clamps

You can get the PVC at Lowe’s or Home Depot or your fav plumbing supplier
the Tape measure is at harbor freight and will be cut up so get an inexpensive one
the connectors and cable can be gotten from Radio Shack.

Have all of this at the meeting we will have the solder and basic tools to make the beam.

Steve KA0SPM