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Author Topic: Need help on antenna for 10 base radio  (Read 989 times)
KD0TLI
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« on: November 16, 2012, 12:35:27 PM »

Can someone give me some help on build plans for a vertial antenna for 10 base radio ?

Space issues limit me to a vertial.
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KE5JPP
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« Reply #1 on: November 16, 2012, 12:46:10 PM »

Can someone give me some help on build plans for a vertial antenna for 10 base radio ?

Space issues limit me to a vertical.

If you just want a 10 meter vertical, save your time, money and frustration and buy either an I-Max 2000 or a A99.  Tune it to 10 meters and be done.  Forget the stupid ground plane kits for it that are popular with the CB crowd.

http://www.eham.net/reviews/detail/1376

http://www.eham.net/reviews/detail/1233

Gene
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KD0TLI
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« Reply #2 on: November 16, 2012, 02:19:33 PM »

Gene,   

Yes, I see the Imax is a very popular antenna, and reasonably priced.   

Thanks.
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KD8TFG
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« Reply #3 on: November 16, 2012, 06:40:05 PM »

I have the A99 12ft in the air and running @ only 25w have worked stations 6000+ miles from Ohio great antennae
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N8WWM
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« Reply #4 on: November 20, 2012, 07:32:51 PM »

Can someone give me some help on build plans for a vertial antenna for 10 base radio ?

Space issues limit me to a vertial.

Save your money and make a vertical dipole. This antenna might cost 10 bucks or so. Use some imagination and you may just save a bunch of cash. I have seen anything from old speaker wire to aluminum foil wrapped around PVC pipe used as antenna material.

A dipole is just as good as an a-99, no matter what lies people have told or had told to them about that fiberglass POS. The Imax is not much better than the a-99 in performance. Both are overpriced.

The other end of your QSO will never know you are on a piece of wire. Smiley
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