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Re: phase shift with coax



I haven't had any problems like that. But once I got rain in t connector of 
the 2 meter side and that caused problems.

Did you use the relay on your 70cm?




At 05:22 PM 7/13/01 -0400, "Mark L. Hammond" <hammond@surrealnet.net> wrote:
>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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