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Author Topic: Need info on mobile antennas !  (Read 705 times)
MX1M
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« on: September 24, 2000, 05:10:10 AM »

   Greetings,
   I plan on using an IC-706MKIIG with mobile antennas.
   Any ideas on GOOD mobile antennas for 20 meters Huh?
   Thank you all.
   73.
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N8CH
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« Reply #1 on: September 25, 2000, 11:34:52 AM »

I use the Comet CA-UHV. It is light weight and works great with MY FT-100. Cove3rs 440, 2, 6 and HF. I have antenna for 10, 15 and 20 installed. I work europe regularly from the mobile. I have used the Hustlers in the past but they are large and heavy. Need a truck like my big Chevy to hold them. They worked fine but are much larger. I mount the Comet with the Diamond K400 mount. Works fine.
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Chuck N8CH
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WT8Y
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« Reply #2 on: September 29, 2000, 02:57:54 PM »

I have great results with a 3 magnet mount on the roof of my
SUV, the antenna I prefer is the Hamstick. I have one on 17m as well and I work anything I can hear on both bands.On
17m sometimes I think it works better than my home station.
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KA8OCN
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« Reply #3 on: October 20, 2000, 10:58:29 PM »

I was looking at Ham Sticks for Mobile HF but I checking into it and the directions said I would need a Cap at the bottom of the antenna or use a tuner.

How does the Ham Stick work without a tuner? Can a person get it matched just by pruning the antenna?

Thanks for any help
Delbert McCord
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WB3FUM
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« Reply #4 on: October 27, 2000, 05:14:06 PM »

I just purchased an FT100 and ATAS active antenna system.  It worked so well that My XYL wanted an ATAS also.  I guess she did not find the beauty in the Hustler with tri-band adapter.  She has an IC706MKII so we purchases an up/down adapter from Ancomm and placed it between the rig and the antenna.  They also sent her a 706 Tune control which is activated by the rigs tune button.  So the whole thing works by pressing tune and throwing the toggle switch on the Ancomm box up or down while watching the SWR meter on the 706 until a desired SWR is achieved. Then full power on the 706 can be achieved.  I recommend for 706 users.  The FT100 does better with noise than the 706 but it can be done.
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WT8Y
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« Reply #5 on: October 31, 2000, 02:11:11 PM »

It depends on what band your operating. I have found
no need for a matching cap. with Hamstick's on 20 meters and above. The antenna tunes fine. Yes, on 75 and 40 m use a cap.or coil to match. I use around 400 pf on 40 m and 800 pf/600 volt mica on 75 m. 73's
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WB2AZE
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« Reply #6 on: October 31, 2000, 04:50:59 PM »

I've used my hamsticks without a cap or tuner.  They are tuneable by trimming the whip.  Be careful on 40 meters, as the whip may not be long enough !!!

73   dave
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« Reply #7 on: September 24, 2001, 12:45:09 PM »

info right here on eham.net on the inexpensive Iron Horse helical whips

http://www.eham.net/reviews/detail/1394?ehamsid=d3cf5dc21c49240a9d58d9ccfe3a82e8
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