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Author Topic: Ham sticks and capacitance hats  (Read 1146 times)
VE7LGT
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« on: January 31, 2003, 12:30:11 PM »

I am wondering if anyone has tried to remove windings on hamstick pro-am antennas and adding capacitance hats? Cap- hats are becomming popular on screwdriver antennas reducing the # of turns neededon the coil I have been wondering if adding a hat and removing windings from my pro-am 80mtr whip would would make it more eficient?

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Larry Thompson
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K0BG
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« Reply #1 on: January 31, 2003, 04:22:56 PM »

Forget about it. The advantages are few, the disadvantages many. If you wish to have a better signal, buy a HiQ or Texas Bug Catcher, as either one has a 12 to 15 db advantage over your hamstick even if you were to install a cap hat.

Alan, KØBG
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