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WB9YCJ
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« on: July 09, 2007, 03:06:33 AM »

I just checked Universal's website and see what may be a new line of mobile HF antennas including regular and shortened versions for each HF band. They appear somewhat similiar to the discontinued ATOC Iron Horse series. Are these Sharks just the old Iron Horses with a new name? Are they improved? Thanks, ken
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K0BG
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« Reply #1 on: July 09, 2007, 04:48:46 AM »

All spirally wound antennas, especially the short ones, are very lossy. Most average in the .5% to 10% efficiency range, (80 through 10 meters). It is not uncommon for them to be 30 dB or more below a decent screwdriver. You'll still make contacts, but sooner or later you'll want something better. It is all a manner of how serious you are about HF mobile operation.

Alan, KØBG
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