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Re: [RFI] MFJ-805 RFI detector - Any good?

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Subject: Re: [RFI] MFJ-805 RFI detector - Any good?
From: Howard Lester <howard220@gmail.com>
Date: Wed, 9 Mar 2011 16:51:46 -0500
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In 1993, Nathan Loucks wrote a QST article called "7 db for 7 bucks." It's a
2 meter 3-el yagi made with pvc tubing for the boom, and welding rods for
the elements (duh). The elements were spaced, at least, such that a decent
50 ohm match could be obtained without any fancy matching device. I built
one once and it worked great. The problem with the article, though, is,
IIRC, the reflector and director needed to be reversed from that shown in
the accompanying photo. Just follow the diagram instead. It's in April
1993, p. 54-55, or on the website.

Don't poke your eyes out.

Howard N7SO

On Wed, Mar 9, 2011 at 4:29 PM, Frank N. Haas KB4T <kb4t@arrl.net> wrote:

> Save your money. Remember...it's made by MFJ.
> If you are searching for real power line noise, consider using a handheld
> receiver/transceiver with wideband coverage and a 3 to 5 element yagi and a
> piece of coax long enough to make it from the antenna to the radio clipped
> on your belt or held in the other hand.
> Chances are you already own the radio. The antenna can be built a great
> deal
> less than $90 and 3 to 5 feet of coax ain't costly. Building the antenna
> can
> actually be entertaining.


>  Good luck.
> 73,
> Frank N. Haas KB4T
> Utility Interference Investigator
> Florida
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