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Author Topic: Rockmite 20  (Read 1885 times)
GM3HNN
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« on: May 15, 2014, 10:15:23 PM »

Hi Everyone,

I have just purchased a ready built Rockmite 20, ( my eyes aint that good anymore), I have also purchased a base loaded telescopic antenna, for 20m to fit on the right angle BNC, do you think the SWR will be ok ? what do you think,? would I be better with a tuner and a wire antenna ?

sorry for butting in on this forum, but I think you guys would be the best to ask!

thanks

Tommy
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AF6WL
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« Reply #1 on: May 16, 2014, 06:45:15 AM »

0.5W into a short telescoping antenna with no ground system sounds challenging / frustrating depending on you point of view.
An end-fed halfwave wire with matching unit would a simple but effective solution : google - 20m efhw
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K7KBN
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« Reply #2 on: May 16, 2014, 07:17:56 AM »

Easiest way to find out if it will "work", or "be ok" is simply to try it.  So try it.
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« Reply #3 on: May 16, 2014, 05:46:58 PM »

With an antenna hanging on the right-angle BNC connector, how would you check the SWR.  Or why you would even consider using this arrangement.

As far as performance is concerned, I think you'll be lucky to get out of the back yard!  Sure, anything is possible, like the guy who used a set of bed springs for an antenna. 

If you're seriously considering using your Rockmite for making contacts, get the antenna outside and be sure it's tuned to your radio.  At those power levels, anything lost can mean the difference between success and failure.
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