> Rick N6RK
> ## and what kind of ant is supposed to be used on the sig gen ??
> What if the gain of the signal gen ant is NOT flat across the band ??
> I wouldn't use a vertical or similar.
> ## perhaps one of my local ham friends.. aprx 2 kms away could
> feed me a constant cxr. And yes, I'm familiar with using hp test
> sets to measure down to .1 db , when driven by RX audio from the
> xcvr [ in my case, from some rx audio rack gear] You are correct,
> agc is shut off.. and rf gain reduced, and padding inserted.
> Being able to plot db vs 0-360 deg on a pc is a new one for me.
> Tnx........... Jim VE7RF
I use a 66 foot low dipole, which I believe is adequately broadband for
the 40 meter band. Obviously, you don't want to use a vertical because
the polarization would be wrong for a Yagi. I happen to be on 20
acres, so all this is easy. Your friend could help, but he needs
to have a dipole on 40 meters, not a Yagi, because of the bandwidth
issue you mentioned.
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