I have been ground strapping and snap ferriteing these last few weeks and today I noticed something I had never seen before.
Normally when I change hamsticks I switch an A-B switch to a meter and I change the antenna, I then change freq and last switch the A-B back to the antenna.
Today I forgot to switch the A-B, hopped out and changed the antenna from a 20m to a 10m, got back into the truck and I noticed the same quso going on using this 10m antenna. I moved the dial around and I could still here all the traffic on 20 with the 10. I changed the freq on the radio to 40m and I could hear the traffic on 40. I did the same thing to 15m, 17, and 10m and I could hear all the traffic on each freq. I removed the stick and all went dead on all freq. It is nice having a receive antenna for all freq the size of a 10m hustler antenna but I am sure there is an underlying problem I am not aware of.
What did I do wrong, is my truck now the antenna and the hamstcks are now a counterpoise
Any suggestions or help?