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WD4HLD
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« on: February 16, 2008, 12:24:09 PM »

I'm trying to avoid installing a big bulky antenna on my car for HF. Has anyone had any luck with a simple 102" stainless steel whip and tuner for 6 thru 20 meters?

Thanks in advance for advice.
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K0BG
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« Reply #1 on: February 16, 2008, 02:18:07 PM »

Yes. There are several humps you have to jump over if you want any efficiency out of the system. If you go to my web site, and look under Auto Couplers, you'll find all of the answers.

There are also some vile things which can happen if you're not careful. Most of these are based around the fact that the RF voltage can exceed 10 KV even with just 100 watts. Care must be taken to insure the insulation in what ever mounting you decide on, will take this much electromotive force.

Alan, KØBG
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AC2RC
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« Reply #2 on: February 17, 2008, 08:34:23 AM »

Typical would be like mine , 706/AH-4/102"whip.Doesn't work 6m and poor on 80m but ok for 40 to 10m. As Alan says - set it up properly !!!
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