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Author Topic: 160M monband mobile whip soon?  (Read 679 times)
WB9YCJ
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« on: October 06, 2009, 12:12:14 AM »

There was some talk at Dayton that there may soon be a replacement for the Valor Pro-Am 160M whip. Any one heard anything lately?

We all understand this is not the
best 160M antenna - so please dont go in that direction.


Thanks in advance, Ken
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« Reply #1 on: October 06, 2009, 06:21:46 AM »

Aside from the lack of efficiency (about point two percent), it isn't very sturdy; a fact supported by owner complaints.

As for Dayton, it wouldn't matter much what they do design wise, the basic structure would remain, and questionable at best.

Alan, KØBG
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WB9YCJ
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« Reply #2 on: October 21, 2009, 07:50:12 AM »

My question is still unanswered.
Alan, I already understand all the things in your response as I have owned this antenna previously.

I am not going to use it for mobile use.
Myself and others have used this Valor 160 whip as a backyard , low profile, antenna restriction CCR, keep the wife happy, get on the air quick, non lightning attractive, ragchew with the local topband guys, antenna. Thanks.

Ken
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KC8QVO
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« Reply #3 on: December 01, 2009, 07:44:48 PM »

If you can get a decent RF ground on a tuner, say plumbing or duct work (I am using the latter at home and have used both in the past) - get a piece of wire outside as long as you can get. It will out-perform that inefficient hamstick any day of the week.

As for wire - I use 10lb test Surflon leader wire (the black coated stuff). Can't see it and it works the bands. My "random wire" antenna goes out my window, up to the roof over a 1-story section over the garage, and over to a tree 15' up in the front yard.

Steve, KC8QVO
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