Stone, Gary R. wrote:
> ALSO - how about the unit being sold by DX Engineering - don't know the
> model number but it uses (4) 102 inch whips. It seems very pricey for
> the system but I am curious. Any homebrew plans around for using (4)
> 102 inch whips? (they are easy to find and cheap).
> Gary, N5PHT
Save your money. You can do just as well by using a passive
transformer to connect the whip to your transmission line.
I actually tried this in an A/B test with the DX Engineering
amplifier. You might start with a Mini-Circuits T16-6 which
will load the antenna with 800 ohms (or if you use RG-6U, 1200
ohms). That will be within a few dB of optimum sensitivity.
Try modeling it on EZNEC and you will see what I mean.
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