1. Just put up the vertical (and appropriate radials?), connect your RG-6
extension and try it. Worst that could happen is low antenna efficiency due to
mismatch - nothing llikely to burn up; or
2. Put up a dipole, better yet, a couple/three dipoles for several bands and
feed them with that same RG-6 you planned on using for the vertical. Better
match to your 75 Ohm cable and you get several bands for real cheap.
BOTTOM LINE: Don't fret over what to do, just do it and get on the air and
Gene Smar AD3F
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From: "Bill G. K3SV" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
> OK, maybe a dumb question, but here goes. Just moved to new qth.
> For a few months I will be running in "stealth" mode until I settle into
> the new neighborhood. Trying to avoid "fishing" 50 ohm coax through
> walls and out the the back yard, at leasts until I have boxes empty in
> the basement and I can find a logical place for the shack, and/or, panel
> exit area for coax and grounding, etc.
> My thought is, I have a run of RG 6 quad shield running from the current
> shack location in a second floor bedroom, to a patch panel in the
> basement. This run was intended for cable TV, but what the heck, it's
> there and not being used. If I run from a tuner, through the RG 6, down
> through the walls to the patch panel, and then more RG 6 out to an
> all-band vertical antenna, what problems am I asking for? I'll be
> running 100 watts or less and just trying to do some civilized operating
> until I have time to assess antennas and shack locations.
> Thanks for any help/comments
> 73 Bill K3SV
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