newbee here...just made the order...antenna question on old G5RV

Don - KM4UDX

Finally, after a year or more of hand ringing and second guessing myself, I finally pulled the switch and ordered my uBITX! 


Believe it or not, it came down to the ICOM7300 or the uBITX.  I picked the uBITX because I love to solder and build, and when things are hard, they are much more satisfying when you finally get over the hill.  And what I learn with the uBITX will apply to any more complex and capable transceiver downstream. So I pulled the plug.  Should start the build in a few weeks. Also ordered the normal white plastic case from BG, and bnc to SO239 connectors, etc.


Questions to the wise ones: Can I hook up the uBITX my G5RV? I have a length of coax (which has a simple choke) that connects to the twinlead, which then goes to the dipole aerial WITHOUT an antenna tuner?


I borrowed 100W transceiver, and the G5RV worked just fine. But the 100W rig had an internal antenna turner, which I’m told the G5RV needs.  The uBITX does not have a antenna tuner…will it work well enough directly connected with the G5RV?


If I have to get an antenna tuner…(rats!), then I’m thinking of the ZM-2 or the like.


Guidance please!


Thank you o wise ones!







From: John P
Sent: Sunday, July 1, 2018 3:04 PM
Subject: Re: [BITX20] BITX QSO Afternoon/Evening, Sunday, July 1, 3PM & 7PMLocal Time, 7277 kHz in North America, 7177 kHz elsewhere.


I'm calling CQ on 7277. Hearing nuttin but noise!
John - WA2FZW


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