Post Number: 1
|Posted on Wednesday, August 30, 2006 - 4:53 pm: ||
I have been using this antenna for about a year now and I recently attached a turbo tuner to it. his is a dream setup. I can tune from80 meter to 6 meter with no problems I have made contacts world wide. Jim at High Sierra has been great helping my setup work properly. I have a few experiments using the antenna on 2 meter but have had not the greatest results.
I hooked a Uniden Grant LT to the antenna and tuned it for 11 meter with no problems, what a great antenna.
Post Number: 117
|Posted on Thursday, August 31, 2006 - 10:18 am: ||
Is this an advertisement, or a genuine post?
Post Number: 413
|Posted on Wednesday, September 13, 2006 - 6:25 pm: ||
Mine is an observation. The "mini" screwdrivers are a compromise and do not work well on 40/75 Meters. Why? Because they have "tiny" loading coils often wound with "fine" transformer wire on a very close form. This results in a less than optimum efficiency and the signal will suffer. Sure, they will work, but there really is no *good* compromise on HF. Everybody wants a small antenna, but the truth is, if you want the really good signal, it takes a BIG, UGLY, BOOFY antenna to get a good mobile signal ! After all, a mobile is only about 5 % efficient when referenced to a 1/2 wave dipole. Take the "mini" screwdrivers--including ATAS---and put it beside a
full sized screwdriver, and a 2" screwdriver will literally talk OVER the top of the mini unit blowing the little guy into the weeds! That isn't a putdown; just a cold hard fact!