I don't recall many analyzers available 50 years ago. Of course,
tube transmitters were a bit less critical.
I use the Tenna-Dipper with my MP-1 for portable use. It's easily
worth the $25 I paid for it <http://www.4sqrp.com/kits/td/td.htm>.
On Jul 7, 2008, at 6:13 PM, Tom Osborne wrote:
> H'mmm, that's a pretty broad statement.
> How about people who don't have antenna analyzers? Don't put up
> I been putting antenns up for over 50 years and only had an
> analyzer for the
> last 2 years. For the first 25 years didn't even have a SWR bridge.
> Somehow they seemed to work. Had to tweak them a time or 2 to get
> them to
> work. Built beams, quads, phased verticals, etc. 73
> Tom W7WHY
>> Absolutely correct. I would not start any antenna project without an
>> antenna analyzer. I put up a ham stick dipole this weekend, as a
>> temporary and portable project, and it would have been impossible to
>> tune it without an analyzer.
>> Just MY take.... Happy trails and 73. ---- Richards - K8JHR ----
>> AD5VJ Bob wrote:
>>> Would I be wasting allot of time and effort if I started this
>>> (not so)
>>> little project without anything to measure impedance or an
>>> antenna analyzer to measure tuning? Also where does one get the
>>> necessary for the shunt feed?
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