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Call Sign : 26 CT050 26 FB080 26 WT105 26 TE171 Posts : 729 Times Thanked : 44 Join date : 2019-06-27 QTH or Location : NORTH LONDON Equipment Used : ORIGINAL President Lincoln, Midland 8001XT, President Teddy , Silver Eagle microphones , Gainmaster antenna, use a AMP ofcourse I do sometimes Age : 62
Subject: Re: which antenna Fri Dec 04, 2020 10:35 am
5/8 wave And get it up as high as possible and safeley and without upsetting anyone ie : neighbor's and the Mrs lol, joking apart the old saying is with antennas is hight is might and bigger is better
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Call Sign : M0GVZ / 26CT1760 Posts : 320 Times Thanked : 23 Join date : 2019-11-13 QTH or Location : IO94SA Equipment Used : Icom 7300, TS480, President McKinley, Albrecht AE6110, CRT Mike Age : 50
Subject: Re: which antenna Sat Dec 05, 2020 9:30 am
Makes no difference in the long run
Antron A99, Imax 2000, J-Pole, Gainmaster, Predator 10K, Vector 4000, couple of Stardusters all modelled at 36ft and not even 3dB or one S point between best and worst. Even if you threw in a simple 1/4 wave ground plane into that mix there'd be barely 1 S point. Buy whichever random internet stranger's claim of what defies physics and magically outperforms all others by miles or which company's marketbollox you believe the best. If you want a better antenna for DXing you need to get away from vertical monopole antennas and get yourself a beam at which point there are actual worthwhile differences between various options and not just in forward gain.