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Author Topic: Antenna switcher  (Read 1213 times)
KJ4SKP
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« on: October 06, 2012, 08:13:55 PM »

I ave a Yaesu Ft 8900 with a diamond cr8900 quad band antenna.  My reception on 10 & 6 meters is very weak. Would  my 10m reception benefit from installing a tarheel or equivalent?  If so is there an antenna switcher that would allow me to use both the cr8900 antenna and the tar heel?
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K0BG
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« Reply #1 on: October 07, 2012, 06:21:06 AM »

That antenna is really a compromise on all of the bands it covers. There are several companies offering diplexors which split HF from VHF. I don't remember how well they do 6 meters without some checking, which you can do on your own. Look at the Comet and Diamond sites.
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WA8FOZ
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« Reply #2 on: October 07, 2012, 05:34:33 PM »

If you are only interested in 10 meters, a Tarheel might be a bit much. But HF mobile is a blast, so I wouldn't discourage you!

A simple quarter-wave whip or even a hamstick would be a considerable improvement over what you have on 10m (or 6) with very little investment.

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