Charlie Tango 11m DX Radio Group Forum
Would you like to react to this message? Create an account in a few clicks or log in to continue.


Welcome to the Charlie Tango DX Group. The home of ALL things Radio - CB, 11m DX, Amateur, PMR446, PLD, Network and Data. We welcome all radio enthusiasts of all knowledge levels. Join today and claim your own unique World Famous CT Call-sign
 
HomeEventsCalendarFAQSearchRegisterLog in

11m Winter Challenge, 1st December - 31st March. Details in DX Lounge. Join us now..........
Navigation
Useful Radio Sites
Log in
Username:
Password:
Log in automatically: 
:: I forgot my password
CT Bill Board





Views This Year
All Time Views
Classified Adverts

Latest topics
» Greetings from Austria & *Callsign request* (Issued)
Made a 27meg antenna Icon_minitimeToday at 6:38 pm by 35CT016

» Baofeng BF-T1 Antenna Mod
Made a 27meg antenna Icon_minitimeToday at 5:44 pm by Victor

» Is this discrimination
Made a 27meg antenna Icon_minitimeToday at 4:37 pm by Sharpshooter

» 11m winter challenge
Made a 27meg antenna Icon_minitimeToday at 4:35 pm by Sharpshooter

» 11m conditions
Made a 27meg antenna Icon_minitimeToday at 2:39 pm by stephen Gunrunner

» Wanted: Scrapper Tristar 747
Made a 27meg antenna Icon_minitimeToday at 2:38 pm by BarneyBear65

» Galaxy ssb radios
Made a 27meg antenna Icon_minitimeToday at 2:27 pm by skyrider

»  41 Years Of Legal UK CB Radio 02/11/2022
Made a 27meg antenna Icon_minitimeToday at 2:23 pm by stephen Gunrunner

» New station
Made a 27meg antenna Icon_minitimeToday at 12:25 pm by Dxhunter

Keywords
Baofeng sign lincoln ss9900 callsign antenna Mckinley chart 9900 Calling 6900 call Mobile 2022 SS6900 anytone display radio power midland yaesu president frequency list ALINCO Sirio
QRZ Database

 

 Made a 27meg antenna

Go down 
5 posters
AuthorMessage
Ivy Mike
Senior contributor
Senior contributor
Ivy Mike


Call Sign : 26CT4113/G1HWY
Posts : 185
Times Thanked : 5
Join date : 2021-05-16
QTH or Location : IO90uv
Equipment Used : ICOM radios/antenna farm
Age : 67

Made a 27meg antenna Empty
PostSubject: Made a 27meg antenna   Made a 27meg antenna Icon_minitimeSun Feb 27, 2022 9:07 am

Finally got round to sticking up a dedicated ant for 27megs.

Knocked up a T2LT in tea break at work, the one with the 16turn choke.

Taped it to my Spiderbean fibreglass mast yesterday and lashed to a fence post
with the choke about 7foot off the ground, SWR under 1.6, quite pleased. Made a 27meg antenna 1f60e 
Picking up a bit of noise but no worse than I get on the Hustler 6BTV.

Only heard a few locals at about S5, no idea if there is anyone near me, I guess not.
Not like the old days when it was wall to wall.

Victor likes this post

Back to top Go down
View user profile
Victor
CT Directors
CT Directors
Victor


Call Sign : 26-CT-3228 Ham M7VIC
Posts : 3716
Times Thanked : 225
Join date : 2019-11-10
QTH or Location : Bedford
Equipment Used : Various

Made a 27meg antenna Empty
PostSubject: Re: Made a 27meg antenna   Made a 27meg antenna Icon_minitimeSun Feb 27, 2022 9:42 am

Hi Mike,

Those coax dipoles seem to work well for many and well done getting the SWR down low. Made a 27meg antenna 1f44d 
(Some struggle getting them working with a low enough SWR.)

I agree, dead as a door nail around my way on CB frequencies too but once that summer Sporadic E comes in it's fun all the way! Smile

We do get the odd bit of 'out of season' action though with the USA booming in earlier in the week and I was only SWL at the time with a bit of wire slung out of the window. Seems Peter Parker VK3YE saw some 27MHz action the same day down in Australia.

CB is definitely not like the 'old days' but I'm grateful we don't have all the 'kids' mucking about like during the early 27/81 legalisation. Wink (Wasn't the boom everyone expected with even the likes of Rumbelows virtually giving away CB's with any purchase of a TV!)

Nice to hear about your antenna work though and hope you get a chance to maybe work a bit of DX or find someone local on it. Some areas are really busy with CB activity but it's a bit of a pot-luck chance depending on where you live.


All the best,
Victor

TheReverend and Ivy Mike like this post

Back to top Go down
View user profile https://www.qrz.com/db/M7VIC
Adrian587
New Member
New Member



Call Sign : 26-CT-4318
Posts : 7
Times Thanked : 0
Join date : 2021-10-31
QTH or Location : Daventry Northampton
Equipment Used : Galaxy Pluto, Anytone 878
Age : 37

Made a 27meg antenna Empty
PostSubject: Re: Made a 27meg antenna   Made a 27meg antenna Icon_minitimeSun Feb 27, 2022 11:34 am

I have a triple bazooka antenna from wire antennas, no choke needed SWR can be adjusted by changing the length of the ends and to be fair I haven’t needed to adjust it as SWR is below 1.5 and that’s just hanging from a gutter, just seen Nevadaradio have Spiderbeams back in stock so need to grab one of them.

Ivy Mike likes this post

Back to top Go down
View user profile
Ivy Mike
Senior contributor
Senior contributor
Ivy Mike


Call Sign : 26CT4113/G1HWY
Posts : 185
Times Thanked : 5
Join date : 2021-05-16
QTH or Location : IO90uv
Equipment Used : ICOM radios/antenna farm
Age : 67

Made a 27meg antenna Empty
PostSubject: Re: Made a 27meg antenna   Made a 27meg antenna Icon_minitimeSun Feb 27, 2022 2:50 pm

Hi Victor.
The ant is not to high and surrounded by houses here.

Back in the day we had an original Silver Rod on a 16foot pole that did well.

Not expecting to much as we are quite close to the South Downs.
Signals better from the Sussex Weald, the coast has 600feet of chalk in the way.

Still it brings back memories of the old days before ham license.

Victor likes this post

Back to top Go down
View user profile
Ivy Mike
Senior contributor
Senior contributor
Ivy Mike


Call Sign : 26CT4113/G1HWY
Posts : 185
Times Thanked : 5
Join date : 2021-05-16
QTH or Location : IO90uv
Equipment Used : ICOM radios/antenna farm
Age : 67

Made a 27meg antenna Empty
PostSubject: Re: Made a 27meg antenna   Made a 27meg antenna Icon_minitimeSun Feb 27, 2022 2:54 pm

Adrian587 wrote:
I have a triple bazooka antenna from wire antennas, no choke needed SWR can be adjusted by changing the length of the ends and to be fair I haven’t needed to adjust it as SWR is below 1.5 and that’s just hanging from a gutter, just seen Nevadaradio have Spiderbeams back in stock so need to grab one of them.
Yer, the Spiderbeam masts are brilliant, I have the heavy duty ali one as well, the cobweb is on that one at about 7metres. They are quite expensive but you get what you pay for.
Back to top Go down
View user profile
karelgol
Senior contributor
Senior contributor
karelgol


Call Sign : 19-CT-024
Posts : 102
Times Thanked : 4
Join date : 2020-05-21
QTH or Location : Steenwijk, JO32bs
Equipment Used : Dynascan AT5555,President Lincoln I, President Bill Asc, KL-200P, T2LT, 5/8 Gainmaster, Emperor LA-50
Age : 64

Made a 27meg antenna Empty
PostSubject: Re: Made a 27meg antenna   Made a 27meg antenna Icon_minitimeSun Feb 27, 2022 8:05 pm

Also looking for a spiderbeam, as i've just build a T2LT from RG6 coax, combined with a 12th wave matcher. Very pleased with it!

73
Karel

Chickenfoot@1987 and Ivy Mike like this post

Back to top Go down
View user profile
RadioWavez
New Member
New Member



Call Sign : 2-CT-210
Posts : 22
Times Thanked : 0
Join date : 2022-01-01
QTH or Location : Lexington, Kentucky
Equipment Used : Alinco DX-SR8

Made a 27meg antenna Empty
PostSubject: Re: Made a 27meg antenna   Made a 27meg antenna Icon_minitimeWed Mar 02, 2022 6:37 pm

The T2LT is a fine antenna. Many commercially made antennas are based on the same design. Basically an end fed half wave with a choke. Works fine, lasts a long time.

Chickenfoot@1987 and Ivy Mike like this post

Back to top Go down
View user profile
Sponsored content





Made a 27meg antenna Empty
PostSubject: Re: Made a 27meg antenna   Made a 27meg antenna Icon_minitime

Back to top Go down
 
Made a 27meg antenna
Back to top 
Page 1 of 1
 Similar topics
-
» Tuning and balun on home made T2LT
» requesting a ct call sign please (Issued)
» This made me smile
» CB antenna/ PMR antenna compatibility question.
» Antenna for motorbike (NGP Antenna) ?

Permissions in this forum:You cannot reply to topics in this forum
Charlie Tango 11m DX Radio Group Forum :: Help and Discussion Forums :: Antenna Discussion-
Jump to: