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Hello to you; I'm coming here in hopes of learning more about self-built wireless antennas. So far I've watched a great number of Andrew McNeil's videos and have largely decided on this multi-element yagi The issue for me is that I have a philosophy of avoiding money and purchases whenever possible. I build what I need out of found items and what I have nearby. So while I have plenty of copper house wiring (for the elements themselves), some wood and metal for a spine, and a soldering iron -- what I don't have is a metal SMA connector. So my first question is, would it be possible to repurpose a dipole antenna piece for this? Since there are two points which need to be soldered (like an electric outlet) there would need to be two conductive parts on the dipole. I assume that one of the two cylinders could be that part, but I don't know if it's the one on the blue arrow or the one on the red. It does seem possible that this piece could be used for a cantenna by isolating the cylinder from the can itself and I will likely try that with one of these. I thank you in advance for your expertise Aaron