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Pauline Flynn
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PostSubject: Antenna and advice.   antenna - Antenna and advice. Icon_minitimeTue Oct 24, 2023 1:38 pm

This may be a silly question but......
Is there an , antenna that tunes from the radio.? 
If so recommendations please.
I am asking because with my silver rod 1/2 wave , if I need to re- tune its a case of taking it down from roof and tuning. 
I'm not keen on heights , especially in winter weather. 
I have a ss9900. 
Thank you 🙂
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PostSubject: Re: Antenna and advice.   antenna - Antenna and advice. Icon_minitimeTue Oct 24, 2023 2:21 pm

Sirio gainmaster. My covers 26MHZ to 29mhz with a perfect SWR and no messing about with it. Chuck it up and use it.
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PostSubject: Re: Antenna and advice.   antenna - Antenna and advice. Icon_minitimeTue Oct 24, 2023 2:46 pm

Pauline Flynn wrote:
This may be a silly question but......
Is there an , antenna that tunes from the radio.? 
If so recommendations please.
I am asking because with my silver rod 1/2 wave , if I need to re- tune its a case of taking it down from roof and tuning. 
I'm not keen on heights , especially in winter weather. 
I have a ss9900. 
Thank you 🙂
A pretuned wire antenna up on a fiberglass pole.
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Pauline Flynn
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PostSubject: Re: Antenna and advice.   antenna - Antenna and advice. Icon_minitimeTue Oct 24, 2023 3:03 pm

Do you use a separate SWR ? mine is built-in on the ss9900.
Thank you for your reply.
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PostSubject: Re: Antenna and advice.   antenna - Antenna and advice. Icon_minitimeTue Oct 24, 2023 3:11 pm

No antenna will tune from the radio unless ????.
You have an HF radio with an auto-tuner built in and that will tune some antennas.
26MHz to 29MHz with a perfect SWR now that i would like to see 10m and 11m in one.
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PostSubject: Re: Antenna and advice.   antenna - Antenna and advice. Icon_minitimeTue Oct 24, 2023 4:23 pm

I say perfect but 26.000 is about 1.3 and 29.000 is about 1.4 and pretty flat on 27.000 so perfectly usable and thats not using the built in SWR meter which I never trust.
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PostSubject: Re: Antenna and advice.   antenna - Antenna and advice. Icon_minitimeTue Oct 24, 2023 5:47 pm

I've decided to go down the antenna matcher/ tuner route.
Thanks guys. 😊
If you have any options on matcher/ tuner , please let me know.

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PostSubject: Re: Antenna and advice.   antenna - Antenna and advice. Icon_minitimeTue Oct 24, 2023 5:55 pm

Nightprowler.
Thanks for advice, checked out sirio antenna.
Not for me / my set up as my silver rod is adequate.
Thanks anyway.
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PostSubject: Re: Antenna and advice.   antenna - Antenna and advice. Icon_minitimeThu Oct 26, 2023 12:28 pm

You dont want to go down the matcher route if you can help it silver rods are notorious for filling with water
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PostSubject: Re: Antenna and advice.   antenna - Antenna and advice. Icon_minitimeThu Oct 26, 2023 1:20 pm

What would happen to the matcher then?
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PostSubject: Re: Antenna and advice.   antenna - Antenna and advice. Icon_minitimeThu Oct 26, 2023 2:04 pm

Nothing would happen to the matcher.
Matchers and auto-tuners only fool the radio to thinking is is getting a perfect SWR the don't tune the aerial at all.
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PostSubject: Re: Antenna and advice.   antenna - Antenna and advice. Icon_minitimeThu Oct 26, 2023 2:43 pm

Oh, so what is the point of a matcher then?
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PostSubject: Re: Antenna and advice.   antenna - Antenna and advice. Icon_minitimeThu Oct 26, 2023 3:05 pm

It matches the 50ohm that the radio wants to see from the aerial as a perfect SWR
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PostSubject: Re: Antenna and advice.   antenna - Antenna and advice. Icon_minitimeThu Oct 26, 2023 3:09 pm

Thank you 🙂
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