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VK4TJF
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« on: July 24, 2013, 03:27:27 AM »

hello, o.k. so I went to the park with my truck and made some contacts with my tarheel antenna and my turbo tuner
now my question is as there are many tall trees about can I park my car under one and hang up some wire into the tree
and attach to my whip and effectively have a bigger whip and bigger signal? will my turbo tuner still work? I plan on like adding say
6 meters of wire to my whip what do you recon?
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M6GOM
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« Reply #1 on: July 24, 2013, 04:58:59 AM »

Yes absolutely you can do this.

The highest frequency you can use will be determined by the length of the wire attached - basically it can be no longer than 1/4 wavelength at the highest frequency you want to use so 2.5m will see you limited to 10m, 5m would see you limited to 20m band at the highest. 6 metres would see you limited to the 30m band at the highest.

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