RE: [DML] Re: ham radio antenna
[Date Prev][Date Next][Thread Prev][Thread Next][Date Index][Thread Index]

RE: [DML] Re: ham radio antenna

The problem that most people forget is you cant just stick any old antenna on there that will fit and not mess up anything.  Simply put, if your actually into ham or cb, you need a proper antenna for where your going to be talk.  Through the glass antennas can be trown out right away, you will never get a proper SWR and you'll fight losing power because of line loss and already low gain in the antenna (not to mention a foot tall antenna is not the proper length for 2 meter or ANY HF stuff).  Next, you also need to have the antenna touching metal.  Though stainless isnt the most optimal metal, your antenna needs to have a good solid ground plane at the antenna base (meaning you cant just run a big copper wire to it from the nearest ground point, though I still would for other reasons).  I still havent gotten a chance to take some pictures, but dave has seen my antenna setup a few times before and knows how it was put on.  It all boils down to are you putting the radio in there to really talk and use or just for kicks.  That will determine how far you want to alter to get a good setup for your radio.

[Non-text portions of this message have been removed]


To address comments privately to the moderating team, please address:

For more info on the list, tech articles, cars for sale see

To search the archives or view files, log in at! Groups Links

<*> To visit your group on the web, go to:

<*> Your email settings:
    Individual Email | Traditional

<*> To change settings online go to:
    (Yahoo! ID required)

<*> To change settings via email:

<*> To unsubscribe from this group, send an email to:

<*> Your use of Yahoo! Groups is subject to:

Home Back to the Home of PROJECT VIXEN

Copyright 2006  All rights reserved.

Opinions expressed in posts reflect the views of their respective authors.
DMCForum Mailing List Archive  DMCNews Mailing List Archive  DMC-UK Mailing List Archive