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PostSubject: Lw10 long wire   Lw10 long wire Icon_minitimeThu Jan 21, 2021 8:44 pm

Well it's nearly time to order a Lw10 10 long wire, are they OK, seem to be having second thoughts now don't want to dig deeper into my pockets at the moment for a vertical, I have 35 plus feet down the garden that's why I chose a long wire
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PostSubject: Re: Lw10 long wire   Lw10 long wire Icon_minitimeFri Jan 22, 2021 5:58 am

A 10 metre long wire with a 9.1 unun is what i use.
Works well i think a lot better than the £140 vertical hf multi-band i bought at first.
Mine is at a slope unun it at around 8ft and the other end is around 18/20ft keeping everybody happy (but it might grow lol).
Mine is plugged into a MFJ-993b tuner but i think you bagged a tuner so all good to go when you get your callsign at the beginning of February  Wink Wink

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PostSubject: Re: Lw10 long wire   Lw10 long wire Icon_minitimeFri Jan 22, 2021 6:20 am

Yep got the radio and tuner, did notice when setting up the SO239, won't tighten on the tuner, good job I have a spare in the draw, my son can do that for me, will stick with the Lw10 it's going to be 18ft and run it down to about 8, the icom is doing unusual things on the silver rod, which sometimes it doesn't tune up, never mind only have to use it for a couple of weeks hopefully...
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PostSubject: Re: Lw10 long wire   Lw10 long wire Icon_minitimeFri Jan 22, 2021 7:23 am

Damaged pl239, need to get my eyes fixed, will set my Lw10, same as yours, going to order soon, fingers crossed...
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PostSubject: Re: Lw10 long wire   Lw10 long wire Icon_minitimeFri Jan 22, 2021 7:30 am

Just a quick question Alan the unun is going on just below the gutter probably about 20 ft, and dropping down to reach the pole at the bottom of garden the pole is only about 8ft does that sound like yours
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PostSubject: Re: Lw10 long wire   Lw10 long wire Icon_minitimeFri Jan 22, 2021 8:00 am

26ct954 wrote:
Damaged  pl239, need to get my eyes fixed,  will set my Lw10,  same as yours,  going  to order soon, fingers  crossed...

If you're up for it, a longwire antenna is one of the easiest to make.  Length of wire, and then a few wraps of hookup wire around a torroid, in a box, with an earth/counterpoise terminal, antenna terminal, and SO239, and you're done.

Probably twenty quid of parts, rather than over a ton.

Always good to make your own wire antenna...you'll learn heaps. 

The video below is probably one of the better ones, and the instructions from the site referenced are linked below that.  I have built one for portable use, though swapped to an EFHW a while back.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9KPZO2-K76g

http://www.earchi.org/92011endfedfiles/Endfed6_40.pdf

You could also do a EFHW instead of a long wire, although you'd need to build a shortened and loaded one to fit in 35' of garden, and it's a little more complicated as it needs tuning.

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PostSubject: Re: Lw10 long wire   Lw10 long wire Icon_minitimeFri Jan 22, 2021 8:12 am

Really interesting might have a go, stressed out with all the studying and the exam coming up soon...
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PostSubject: Re: Lw10 long wire   Lw10 long wire Icon_minitimeFri Jan 22, 2021 9:08 am

26ct954 wrote:
Really interesting might  have a go, stressed  out with  all the studying and the exam coming  up soon...

Yeah, get that out of the way first mate.  Sorry, thought I'd read you recently passed.  Must be going senile in my old age! Very Happy 

Just hate seeing people waste money and miss a learning opportunity.

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PostSubject: Re: Lw10 long wire   Lw10 long wire Icon_minitimeFri Jan 22, 2021 9:12 am

I wish it was all out of the way probably stressed about nothing it doesn't take much lol,, Alan has bet a £5 on me...

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PostSubject: Re: Lw10 long wire   Lw10 long wire Icon_minitimeSat Jan 23, 2021 10:58 am

i`m looking to buy another longwire instead of the 1:49 with 30 meter wire that i have now. think i`m gonna try the HF20A, only 20 meters with 2*1,5 meter  extra. not that long, but working for 80 to 6 meters. 

alieX antenna

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