[AMRadio] new antenna and matchbox a bust.

crawfish crawfish at surfmore.net
Mon Jan 29 20:01:25 EST 2007

I would make each side 66 feet so it would work into the lower part of 80.
                                              Joe W4AAB
----- Original Message -----
From: "Brett gazdzinski" <brett.gazdzinski at verizonbusiness.com>
To: "'Discussion of AM Radio in the Amateur Service'"
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Sent: Monday, January 29, 2007 11:18 AM
Subject: RE: [AMRadio] new antenna and matchbox a bust.

> Today I put up about 50 feet each side, up about 35 feet,
> fed with 40 feet of open wire line.
> Coming into the house I used 2 RG214 runs, with the shields
> tied together at the ends, into the Johnson antenna tuner.
> A worse working thing I ever put up.
> It seems to work real well on receive, but the lowest
> swr I was able to get on 80 or 40 was 3 to 1
> and even then it acted crazy.
> I also tried connection both to the single wire
> terminal on the tuner, no go there, worse then ever.
> I put my dummy load on the balanced antenna terminals
> and it would not tune to a low swr at all.
> I wonder how things would work if I left the antenna
> at 100 feet and feed it with coax, and used the
> heathkit antenna tuner to tune to 80 and 40 meters?
> Brett
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