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KC7VHJ
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« on: April 30, 2002, 09:31:31 PM »

I have an old Moon Raker 4 sitting in my garage that a guy gave me.  I never have had the correct dimension for assembly and I don't know much about calculating lengths for beams so what I am looking for is a stock schematic of some sort that will give me somewhere to start.  I'd like to retune it eventually but if I could just get it to perform around the 10M band for now that would be great.  


Please reply with any info to: kc7vhj@hotmail.com

Thank you very much!!
 
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W9GB
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« Reply #1 on: April 30, 2002, 11:22:39 PM »

Allen Telecom purchased the Antenna Specialist trademark and product line.  Their web page:

http://www.antenna.com/

You can contact Allen Telecom Technical Support department for the assembly manual at:

Phone: (440) 349-8400 ext. # 230
E-mail: technical@allentele.com

The Moonraker IV antenna is their product # AV-140

I have heard rumors that this antenna will be discontinued (it was not a cheap 27 Mhz / CB antenna)

To make this antenna work for 10 meters, decide where in the 10 meter band (CW, SSB or FM portion) you wish to operate - this will establish the center frequency to adjust your antenna.  

You know that the original antenna measurements were for the center of the CB band.

The Moonraker will need to be shortened to work on 10 meters (and lengthened for 12 meters) -- some basic math you should be able to quickly calcualte the proper measurements.

http://www.signalengineering.com/ultimate/cubical_quad.html

The Antenna Basics

http://www.cebik.com/radio.html

http://www.signalengineering.com/ultimate/antenna_basics.html

http://www.qsl.net/w4sat/antenna.htm

http://www.ac6v.com/antdealer.htm
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« Reply #2 on: April 30, 2002, 11:24:12 PM »

Allen Telecom purchased the Antenna Specialist trademark and product line.  Their web page:

http://www.antenna.com/

You can contact Allen Telecom Technical Support department for the assembly manual at:

Phone: (440) 349-8400 ext. # 230
E-mail: technical@allentele.com

The Moonraker IV antenna is their product # AV-140

I have heard rumors that this antenna will be discontinued (it was not a cheap 27 Mhz / CB antenna)

To make this antenna work for 10 meters, decide where in the 10 meter band (CW, SSB or FM portion) you wish to operate - this will establish the center frequency to adjust your antenna.  

You know that the original antenna measurements were for the center of the CB band.

The Moonraker will need to be shortened to work on 10 meters (and lengthened for 12 meters) -- some basic math you should be able to quickly calcualte the proper measurements.

http://www.signalengineering.com/ultimate/cubical_quad.html

The Antenna Basics

http://www.cebik.com/radio.html

http://www.signalengineering.com/ultimate/antenna_basics.html

http://www.qsl.net/w4sat/antenna.htm

http://www.ac6v.com/antdealer.htm
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