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Author Topic: Antenna Question  (Read 404 times)
KF7ZFC
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« on: November 12, 2007, 11:07:26 AM »

I seem to be a bit confused. Several articles in Eham and QST have confused me. Can I just use a 8 to 9 foot whip with an LDG Z-100 tuner for 40m to 10m with out a loading coil? Or do I have to use Ham Sticks or screwdriver antennas?

Transceiver: Yaesu FT-757GX

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Steve
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N2RJ
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« Reply #1 on: November 12, 2007, 11:50:38 AM »

You can use a whip with a tuner.

It will basically act like a base loaded vertical.  
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W3LK
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« Reply #2 on: November 12, 2007, 12:36:41 PM »

You can use a whip with a coupler, but it must be one designed for that use, like an Icom AH-4. The LDG you mention is NOT so designed. And the coupler must be within INCHES of the feed point of the whip - no coax at all on the connection.

Additionally, a 108" whip cannot be effectively matched for 80m operation, so if this is your intention, it's a bad idea.

If you arer SERIOUS about mobile HF, a _full_size_ morotized antenna is the preferred way to go.

I suggest you take a look at www.k0bg.com for more information.

73,

Lon - W3LK
Naugatuck, Connecticut
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