If you are going to run a sense antenna in close proximity of your main antenna you might, as I did, want to modify the sense antenna input on the unit.
An extra relay (in my case with the coil simply parallel to the existing one) pulls the sense antenna input to ground while transmitting or switched off.
Can you email me more information on this modification? Please email me at
mycallsign at yahoo dot ca (ve3tmt @ yahoo .ca) no spaces
I am going to do the W8JI mods as well as I do not plan on transmitting thru the unit. I use the RX antenna loop on the FT990.
Check your email. Took me a bit of time to do it but hope it is clear.
And, if you are going to use the RX antenna loop of your radio, please do connect the "control" RCA on the 1026 to the radio.
If you can't for some reason, transmit through it. This is because the extra relay has to switch to "not engaged" in order to protect the AUX input.
73, Tjalling PA3GOS