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W0NTS
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« on: January 24, 2012, 12:04:04 PM »

Has anyone tried the Bux Comm RX3531T2FD SWL antenna? If so, what are your opinions of this antenna?

Dennis L. Hoffman  W0NTS
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VE7SHM
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« Reply #1 on: February 09, 2012, 09:16:54 PM »

I have      Not tried that make of T2FD, but i have just finished making my own hope to have it up this week end i will let you know how it compares to my Par Electronics EF-SWL ..........
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« Reply #2 on: February 10, 2012, 06:05:13 AM »

Seems like a waste of $109 and with the less than charming Buck. Eham reviews of T2FD antennas usually give them poor marks. For HF/BCB SWLing with any halfway modern receiver just about any long random wire will work fine. And the low noise claims these wire antennas make are just marketing hype: Atmospheric noise is a signal. If a simple wire antenna picks up signals well, it's going to pick up noise too.

The similar B&W T2FD scores a terrible 2.6 out of 5 based on 20 reviews.
http://www.eham.net/reviews/detail/658
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VE7SHM
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« Reply #3 on: February 10, 2012, 07:24:18 PM »

Well I just hung my t2fd off my shop and i will try to get a few recording of the differences but i will say for me its night and day the t2fd is way quieter ,My Long wire ia 120 feet long and is 70+ feet in tha air and my t2fd is 25 on the high end and 6 on the low end    it 46 feet long
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« Reply #4 on: February 12, 2012, 09:23:13 AM »

Here is for me any ways the differences between the T2FD and my Par-end fed swl, Its not always so dramatic the signals on the t2fd are normally a little lower 2-to 4 s units but so much quieter  ..You can't here the station on the Par-end -fed you can hear me switch in between the two antennas in the vid ....
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« Reply #5 on: February 13, 2012, 07:30:32 PM »

Well, the difference signal is notorious, favorable to the antenna T2FD??, I bought a few days there the Balun 10:1, non-inductive resistance 500 ohm and stranded wire #14 to make my own T2FD antenna.
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