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Re: phase shift with coax



I found that the little 435 antenna in this package turned into a dummy 
load when it rained outside.  Did/do you see this?  It was worthless...I 
finally built a G3RUH helix (something like 8 or 9 turns) and it seemed to 
be about 3-6dB better when dry, and infinitely better when wet!!

73,

Mark N8MH

At 09:18 AM 7/13/2001 -0600, Vince Fiscus, KB7ADL wrote:
>At 06:08 PM 7/12/01 -0700, Clifford Buttschardt <cbuttsch@slonet.org> wrote:
>
>>Hi Vince.  I have an AOP1 as well in the original box.  Before I do too
>>much with it, can you tell me if simply constructing decent phasing
>>harnesses will resurrect this antenna?  I trying to put together something
>>with wing nuts for portable operation and require only circular
>>polarization---non switchable is just fine.  Cliff K7RR
>
>My harness that came with come with the 2 meter works well although I'm 
>not happy with its construction. The 70cm design is not good, so I bought 
>the polarization relay for it and saw 100% improvement. It should work 
>well for mobile operation as you plan. I'm still putting my station back 
>together after field day so I plan to recheck everything and make changes 
>before I put it back on the masts.  I've always used a fiberglass boom 
>with this antenna so I can't tell you what performance is like with the 
>metal one they give you.
>
>If you what to sell it, let me know!
>
>73 de KB7ADL
>
>
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Mark L. Hammond  [N8MH]

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