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Author Topic: Is this a good choice?  (Read 315 times)
KI4HBX
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« on: May 10, 2006, 08:39:07 AM »

I just recently purchased a Kenwood R-5000 and have decided on the Par swl antenna is this a good coice?
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N3UMH
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« Reply #1 on: May 10, 2006, 10:54:14 AM »

Eh.  

Too expensive for me, I'd just build it, but you'll hear some stuff.

The balun is not necessarily useful on all bands.  45 feet of wire doesn't cost $60.

The performance will depend mostly on how high and in the clear you can put it up and what the pattern of it is on each band relative to what you want to hear and its orientation.

73,
Dan
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N3UMH
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« Reply #2 on: May 10, 2006, 10:55:11 AM »

Nice looking tho.
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N6AJR
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« Reply #3 on: May 10, 2006, 03:09:59 PM »

http://www.ku4ay.net/dipole.html
http://www.qsl.net/kd7rem/antdipole.htm
http://www.hamuniverse.com/multidipole.html
http://www.angelfire.com/nb/ni4l/ni4ldipole.html
http://www.arrl.org/tis/info/pdf/9611073.pdf
http://www.geocities.com/n2uhc/2banddipole.html
http://www.qsl.net/na4it/fandipole.html
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N0IU
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« Reply #4 on: May 11, 2006, 01:14:04 AM »

KI4HBX wrote, "I just recently purchased a Kenwood R-5000 and have decided on the Par swl antenna is this a good coice?"

Does it give you the results you expected? If it does, then it was a good choice.
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KB9CRY
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« Reply #5 on: May 11, 2006, 07:34:27 AM »

is this a good coice?

No, it's a bad choice.  The rig is only a receiver; how do you expect to make DX contacts with only a receiver?

And the antenna is just some wire, a balun, and an end insulator; you could do all that yourself and save the beer money.

Just kidding!!! <VBG>
I'm sure the setup will work but an FT-1000 running an Alpha into a 3 element beam up one wavelength would be better?!

For SWLing, I'm sure you be fine.  Phil
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