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Author Topic: Isotron 160M Compact Antenna  (Read 2546 times)
K6LDX
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« on: February 27, 2003, 11:40:34 AM »

Does anyone have any experience with this antenna?  Can it possibly work (decently)??
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KG4RUL
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« Reply #1 on: February 28, 2003, 08:19:27 AM »

I had the unfortunate experience of buying a used 6M Isotron.  I could get an almost perfect SWR match.

However, as an antenna it performed as well as the coax it was connected to did without the antenna on it.  In fact the coax alone was better as an antenna.  

As far as 160M, who knows?  Hey, if ya feel lucky, roll the dice!  It's only money, right?

Dennis - KG4RUL
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WD6EJN
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« Reply #2 on: March 01, 2003, 02:02:16 PM »

Here is your chance to find out!
I will be having nets for hams with (severe) cc&rs
and indoor antennas
Keep an eye on posts here and in clubs.
just search for my call.
I can't wait to hear your experience.
Eventually I would like a web site, but can't afford
it right now.
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K8ZO
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« Reply #3 on: March 02, 2003, 06:44:13 PM »

My 80 and 40 meter Isotron worked ok.  Had nothing to compare it with at the time but made lots of cantacts.

K8ZO
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WB2WIK
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« Reply #4 on: March 04, 2003, 04:42:39 PM »

I haven't tried the Isotron-160 but have used a few of the higher band models and "they worked great," until tried in comparison with a standard Herzian antenna (1/2-wave dipole), in which case they worked very poorly.

The E-H antenna seems similar, is reasonably easy to homebrew for just a few dollars, and might be less obtrusive, since it looks like a vent pipe when assembled.  You might consider homebrewing an E-H, and buying an Isotron-160, and testing each...and letting us know what worked better for you!

WB2WIK/6
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