I want to make an omnidirectional receiver having read the hackspace article, but I frankly don’t understand the entire part about creating a slim jim antenna. Everything on the internet assumes you know how it works.
The software isn’t a problem; I use Linux all the time and am typing this from a Linux machine.
My grandfather has all the equipment. I don’t have the budget to buy an antenna.
PS: What kind of signals can be received by a slim jim 145mhz antenna? I don’t mind about cubesats.
Are there any easier antennas?