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Re: [TowerTalk] Hygain TH-5 Mark I

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Subject: Re: [TowerTalk] Hygain TH-5 Mark I
From: "Jim Lux" <>
Date: Sun, 17 Oct 2004 16:02:18 -0700
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How much power are you running?  What about putting one of the new remote
antenna tuners right at the feed.  All you'd be doing is tuning out the
small amount of reactance as you get off the sweet spot.  Or, even, what
about a relay to change the tuning between CW and phone.

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Sent: Sunday, October 17, 2004 3:14 PM
Subject: [TowerTalk] Hygain TH-5 Mark I

> Hi Guys:
> I just picked up a Hy-Gain TH-5 Mark I in a tower package.  I notice that
> the 2:1 bandwidth of this antenna is only about 250 KHz on 20m.  I'm sure
> this is why Hy-gain came out with the 2 driven element version in the Mark
> II version.
> I'm wondering if this is even worth restoring now.  From the yagi gurus
> there, are there any clever ways I might get a bit more bandwidth from the
> antenna (even 300 KHz would be better) without any major redesign? I'd
> to use it on phone and cw on 20m.


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