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Author Topic: 80m Selection  (Read 406 times)
M0SPC
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« on: October 14, 2006, 12:07:05 PM »

I have a Atas 120A, but I would like the capability to run 80m mobile ( which the Atas will not do). As I already own a Hustler mast (54" with hinge), I am considering a 80m resonator (Standard or Super). I would appreciate any comments on my thoughts and any other 80m mobile antenna I should be considering.

Many Thanks

Colin
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K0BG
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« Reply #1 on: October 14, 2006, 02:06:08 PM »

Here's the truth!

The 80 meter standard coil is actually better than the higher rated one. The reason is, the large end caps of the large coil adds a LOT of loss. The small coil will easily handle 500 watts, although Hustler will tell you it won't.

The surprising part of all of this, Hustler touts their high power coils by saying they have a wider bandwidth. The only way that can happen is if they have more loss. The large ones also have much more wind loading.

If you really want the cat's meow, replace the ATAS with the screwdriver antenna made over in Leeds (sorry, I don't remember the name of the outfit).

Alan, KØBG
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M0SPC
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« Reply #2 on: October 15, 2006, 12:22:30 AM »

Many thanks Alan, unfortunately as you may realise I have only just got the Atas, will have to put a few miles on that first before considering change, in the mean time I think the standard Husler 80m is the way to go.
Colin
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