[Top] [All Lists]

Re: [TowerTalk] antenna advice

To: tower <>
Subject: Re: [TowerTalk] antenna advice
From: "Alex Malyava" <>
Date: Thu, 1 Mar 2007 10:58:03 -0500
List-post: <>
yea, G5RV is the good one.
I dont know how it works on 30 - i have used it for contesting only -
but the rest of the bands are good. the only weirdo is the 15m band -
it has relatively high impedance there, something like more than 2K,
so it might be difficult to tune it with your tuner.

Another solution will be a bunch of parallel quarter-wave verticals -
like Cushcraft R-8 is made. You dont need to go out and switch them
every time - connect them all together at the bottom and each vertical
will be resonating on its own band.

On 2/28/07, Tom Osborne <> wrote:
> Hi David
> I do a lot of camping in the summer here and I have found that a good old
> G5RV works excellent.  I use an MFJ tuner and there is always somewhere to
> throw a rope over a tree and hoist it up.  If the area I'm in is too small
> to stretch it out, I just wind up the excess on a couple of pop bottles and
> load it up that way.  Works great on all bands.  73
> Tom W7WHY
> >I have an opportunity to do some HF operating this summer from a cabin near
> > Taos NM.  I plan to use a Ten Tec Argonaut. The simple solution for an
> > antenna would be a  MFJ or SGC 230 antenna tuner with a 20 foot sloping
> > wire
> > antenna element and a 2or 3 wire counterpoise. Main use will be PSK and
> > RTTY
> > on 20 meters with some 30 meter use and depending on how well the antenna
> > works 40 as well. I know a multiband dipole would probably be better but
> > the
> > nearest tree to hang it in is a half mile away so a fiberglass push up
> > pole
> > is going to have to work. Will the RF loses in the tuner be small enough
> > to
> > make  purchasing it worth while or should I stick to radials on the ground
> > and individual quarter wave vertical elements and run out and change
> > elements whenever I want to change bands?
> > Please reply to the group or to me personally at
> >
> >
> > thank you
> > David
> _______________________________________________
> _______________________________________________
> TowerTalk mailing list

TowerTalk mailing list

<Prev in Thread] Current Thread [Next in Thread>