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Quote from: cockpitbob on August 24, 2016, 09:02:43 am
I built one but never used it much. I need to dust it off. My house has become ridiculously noisy (like S-7 to S-8 on 20m).
Quote from: gil on October 06, 2016, 04:03:56 am
I agree. Lots of transmitters today are also protected against high SWR. It surprised me to observe that a "random" end-fed wire is practically, if not quite, as good as a resonant half wave. You can load up anything with a good tuner.. Antenna size seems to be much more important. A good counterpoise for anything other than a half wave helps a lot too.. I happily transmit with a SWR up to 2.5:1. I'd rather not have tuner losses when using QRP. With the RT-320 I don't even care.. When using digital modes I'm a bit more careful, but CW or SSB, nah..
Quote from: gil on September 16, 2016, 05:53:09 pm
Mine is 44+89ft.
Quote from: gil on September 16, 2016, 01:52:55 pm
It should be, but surprisingly no.. I will test more soon.. I think the SWR was high on 15 but not overly so.. I can't find my notes.. It will undoubtedly work fine with a tuner. So far the antenna seems pretty efficient. Still no contacts with the US though, depressing.. I am looking forward to Lamewolf's report..