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Author Topic: Which antenna?  (Read 33635 times)
N0PQK
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« Reply #15 on: August 27, 2014, 05:02:10 PM »

How would a Hustler RM-40-S with the 54" high aluminum mast (White vinyl coating) compare to the Tarheel(s) in your modeling? Given every thing else is the same. (Same vehicle, same mount, same mounting location.)



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« Reply #16 on: August 28, 2014, 06:14:41 AM »

The biggest issue with Hustler antennas are the metal end caps, especially on the "high power" coils. The truth is, the smaller coils have a higher Qs than the big ones.
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« Reply #17 on: August 28, 2014, 11:25:57 AM »

Which setup would be better on a 2005 Ford Escape xlt?
1 tarheel model 100 bumper mounted
2 Little tarheel II mounted on a side panel?

Sell them both and buy a Scorpion!. It is that much better.

Rick  WN2C
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« Reply #18 on: August 29, 2014, 06:29:05 AM »

How would a Hustler RM-40-S with the 54" high aluminum mast (White vinyl coating) compare to the Tarheel(s) in your modeling? Given every thing else is the same. (Same vehicle, same mount, same mounting location.)

The RM-40-S inductor Q is probably close to the Q of the Little Tarheel II. As Alan points out the Super resonators have more loss than the standard resonators. With a 54" mast the Hustler antenna length is 103 inches.

Assigning an inductor Q of 100 in the bumper mount configuration the simulated free-space gain is -9 dBi. Compare this to the Tarheel 100A bumper mounted having a gain of +1 dBi.

How about mounted on the side halfway up the vehicle? With a Q of 100 the gain is -8 dBi.

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NJ9T
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« Reply #19 on: September 02, 2014, 04:28:22 PM »

I have a 2003 Escape and I have been running a screwdriver on the left rear for 14 years. It is mounted on a 1/2" thick plate that is 6" wide and goes the width of the vehicle. It is connected to all the steel there is, as the bumpers are plastic. Bonding and grounds are very important and getting the coil above roofline.

73 de Pete NJ9T
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