I am considering putting up a vertical dipole for 30M thru 10M. According to W8JI's information in DXE's "Which Balun..." article a shortened dipole fed with open wire would be 41' long...or in my case...41" tall. I can either put this vertical dipole in the back yard or on my rooftop which is 25' above ground level. I tend to believe it would work better for DX mounted at ground level...and would appreciate any comments, etc you might have. Again... this is a vertical dipole fed with open wire...not a horozontal antenna. Thanks and 73...Sam W8VVE
Rodney...I had a TS-570DG and sold it a couple of years ago and bought a new TS-590S. Thats what I would recommend to you. I have a need for a 2nd rig so if you decide to sell your 570 keep me in mind. 73...Sam W8VVE
This topic has encouraged me to check my "stock" of W8JI's articles from his website. I do admit to taking for granted some of these wonderful sites...and any one of them could go away o'nite and not come back. I did get the feeling that Owen had grown tired of keeping his site going. Anyway...we can all be replaced and new websites will pop up. 73...Sam W8VVE
I was not able to get a QSO with VU7AG. I usually make donations along with my OQRS application thru Paypal. Since I didn't get a QSO...the OQRS won't pop up...any ideas how I can still use Paypal? Tks and 73...Sam W8VVE
Lots of good information on this thread. Perhaps I should give more consideration to the THP. I do see a current listing for a FL-7000 on QTH.com...its in Florida near you Bill. I just wish they didn't weigh so much...hi hi. 73 to all...Sam W8VVE
I was about ready to order a KPA-500 but again checked out the THP 1.2 specs after reading this post. I cannot find a compelling reason to change directions and order the THP 1.2 instead of the KPA-500. 73...Sam W8VVE
Something to think about. Plan on making a hole large enough to accomodate 2 or 3 feedlines. Not sure what you are going thru...but also make sure you don't hit a water line or electric line. I usually finish up the hole with PVC pipe from Lowes...even putting a 90 degree fitting outside to direct the feedlines downward. Again...I would strongly recommend making it large enough for 2 or 3 feedlines (coax and connector). Good luck on your project and perhaps we will have a QSO sometime. 73...Sam W8VVE West Virginia
If you had an autotuner in the transceiver that would be nice...but from what I am reading...you don't. LGD makes several autotuners...what about picking up mabey a Z-100 used for $100 and put that between the xcvr and amp input? LDG is even coming out with an autotuner to be placed at the antenna...that might be an option for under $200. Thats about all of my "bright" ideas. 73...Sam W8VVE
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