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[TowerTalk] Gap titan response

To: "'Rob Atkinson, K5UJ'" <>,
Subject: [TowerTalk] Gap titan response
From: Steve Katz <>
Date: Tue, 9 Nov 2004 09:39:44 -0800
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> I found it a fussy antenna to put together and get resonant.  I had to do 
> some fiddling with mine.  You will probably need one of those swr
> analyzers 
> like the mfj 259.   It is reasonably flat across 20 and above.  I get
> around 
> 200 khz of 40 and 150 khz of 75.
> //I think if the Titan really exhibits bandwidth of 150 kHz on 75m, it
> must work similar to a dummy load.  That's more bandwidth than a
> full-sized antenna has on 3.5 MHz.  My Hustler 6BTV, which is 26' tall
> with top-loading, provides about 30-40 kHz bandwidth on 75 or 80m, above
> and below those points VSWR climbs to >5:1 quite rapidly, and the mismatch
> becomes so bad 150 kHz away that it's not very useful even for receiving.
> But, where it is resonant, it works about the same as a dipole up 50'
> above ground (which I also have, for comparison). -WB2WIK/6

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