Mel Farrer, K6KBE
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Jim, you and I have had this discussion several times, I prefer an antenna that does not need a ground counterpoise and a tuner for most bands, sorry. END.
On Tue, May 18, 2021 at 3:34 PM Jim Brown <k9yc@...
On 5/18/2021 1:42 PM, K9MA wrote:
> I know they're not popular, but I recommend an external tuner located at
> the end of the wire. The only exception might be if the coax is short
> and the wire is NOT a multiple of a half wave. I
Um, he said he was running a few feet of coax.
I don't see the need for coax unless it is used to insert a common mode
choke, but I DO see the STRONG need for a counterpoise. That can be
anything from radials to one or more wires placed where you can. In
general, more and longer is better. They should be connected to the
BTW -- this is antenna fundamentals, has NOTHING to do with the radio,
except that a tuner may be required to match it.
A convenient way to do this is with a BNC to Pomona adapter -- that is,
BNC to a red/black pair of female bananas jacks. Pomona part #1296.
Google "pomona 1296" to see a photo.
73, Jim K9YC