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Author Topic: Is 10M hamstick tuneable for 11M ?  (Read 2095 times)
KD5SHR
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« on: March 01, 2012, 08:06:49 PM »

Looking at buying a 10M hamstick and was wondering if you can tune it to 11M for the CB freqs.
I'm a jeeper and was going to buy a better CB antenna but was thinking if the hamstick tuned for 11M and worked I might just do that.

thanks..
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KW6LA
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« Reply #1 on: March 01, 2012, 08:21:38 PM »

Sure,  it will need to be about 2 to 3 inches longer for 11 mtrs. I sometimes put 2 inches of cooper wire on a strong alligator clip to cover all of Ten mtr band.
You just clip it on to the antenna when you need to lower the operating frequency.
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K3WEC
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« Reply #2 on: March 01, 2012, 08:24:58 PM »

You might get by using a spring mount which will add a couple inches.   I assume you might want that anyway if you're Jeepin'. 
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KD5SHR
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« Reply #3 on: March 01, 2012, 08:29:56 PM »

Sure,  it will need to be about 2 to 3 inches longer for 11 mtrs. I sometimes put 2 inches of cooper wire on a strong alligator clip to cover all of Ten mtr band.
You just clip it on to the antenna when you need to lower the operating frequency.


I wasn't sure if I would have enough whip to adjust to 11M... didn't really think about clipping on an extension... good idea....
I do use a spring so that might help get me there.
thanks for the idea...

73's
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AC4RD
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« Reply #4 on: March 02, 2012, 04:16:29 AM »

A little capacity hat will also drop the point of resonance a good bit, if the stock whip isn't quite long enough.   You'll find it MUCH easier if you have or can borrow an antenna analyzer.  :-)
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WX7G
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« Reply #5 on: March 02, 2012, 04:19:53 AM »

Hamsticks are no longer made but the MFJ HF Stick is similar.
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KI4SDY
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« Reply #6 on: March 02, 2012, 06:34:28 AM »

 Same antenna, different distributor!  Wink

Adding the spring and tuning the "hamstick" antenna between the two bands will provide excellent performance on both. There is plenty of tuning adjustment available in these antennas. Antennas more broadbanded at the lower frequencies. However, why not just use a full length stainless steel whip with the bottom spring installed for 10, 11 and 12 meters (20 meters with a tuner or bottom loading tapped tuning inductance coil). Much better and just as cheap!  Grin
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AD7C
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« Reply #7 on: March 02, 2012, 09:16:46 AM »

Same antenna, different distributor!  Wink

Not true.

 Wink Wink

Rich
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KI4SDY
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« Reply #8 on: March 02, 2012, 11:49:04 PM »

Yes it is!  Grin
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N4NYY
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« Reply #9 on: March 03, 2012, 07:30:51 AM »

Wouldn't a 102" whip be better for Jeeping?
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N0YXB
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« Reply #10 on: March 03, 2012, 07:37:55 AM »

Same antenna, different distributor!  Wink

Antennas more broadbanded at the lower frequencies.

What???   Huh
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« Reply #11 on: March 03, 2012, 05:29:20 PM »

"Wouldn't a 102" whip be better for jeeping?"
Yes, absolutely!  Grin
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KD5SHR
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« Reply #12 on: March 04, 2012, 05:56:49 PM »

thanks for the reply's
a 102" whip isn't allowed in most Jeep clubs anymore due to injury of bystanders...

I ended of just getting a 4' firestik

I'll probably get a 10M hamstick in the future.

73's
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N4NYY
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« Reply #13 on: March 04, 2012, 06:27:46 PM »

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a 102" whip isn't allowed in most Jeep clubs anymore due to injury of bystanders..

That is like having a 1970's reunion without the polyester suit
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