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Posts : 350 Times Thanked : 12 Join date : 2021-11-19 QTH or Location : Shrewsbury Equipment Used : kit
Subject: Re: NVIS 40m Dipole Mobile Whip Antenna Sun Jan 02, 2022 11:24 pm
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Subject: Re: NVIS 40m Dipole Mobile Whip Antenna Mon Feb 14, 2022 8:25 pm
Just bit the bullet and bought a set for 40m, I'll swap out the 50MHz halo with it. I'll leave the compromise multi-band antenna as is for now, as I'm not running QRP having a resonant antenna is not so important
If enough of us get some half decent NVIS antennas for 40 we could get some CT action going.
Call Sign : 26-CT-3971 / M7TDV Posts : 739 Times Thanked : 40 Join date : 2021-01-30 QTH or Location : Cirencester, Gloucestershire Equipment Used : Little radios, home-made antennas
Subject: Re: NVIS 40m Dipole Mobile Whip Antenna Tue Feb 15, 2022 8:06 am
Do let know if a CT something goes ahead on 40 sometime and I'll try to join in if home. 40 is my least efficient permanent element but have made a few contacts between 50 and 300 miles when the foF2 has been high enough.
Related note, on mobile antennas that might be suitable for NVIS I came across an 11m antenna designed for RVs made by Jo Gunn (you should find easily with a quick net search). Something like that probably could be fitted to roof racks of large cars and with a couple of coils to bring it to resonance on 40 and being so low to the ground, it might just work.
Subject: Re: NVIS 40m Dipole Mobile Whip Antenna Wed Feb 16, 2022 1:46 pm
My whips arrive later today and the dipole centres are already here. They are a lot better than I was expecting for £7. Any actual outside antenna work will have to wait for a little while however,