[CQ-Contest] Coax Stubs...

Douglas Ruz (CO8DM) co8dm at frcuba.co.cu
Thu Jan 14 11:12:14 EST 2016

Hi Dave,

Thanks for information about RG-6 cable...yes, it has foam insulation.

I have an old MFJ-259 ant analyzer...what do you suggest??...in the MFJ 
manual said i must add a 50 ohms carbon resistor in serie with stub...is it 

I think i can start with shortest stub 23 % longer than K2TR lenght...ok?

Any other idea is welcome.


73....Douglas, CO8DM

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----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Dave Hachadorian" <k6ll.dave at gmail.com>
To: "reflector cq-contest" <cq-contest at contesting.com>
Sent: Wednesday, January 13, 2016 5:49 PM
Subject: Re: [CQ-Contest] Coax Stubs...

I would use a regular TV-type male crimp connector for one end of
the stub, and then type F female to UHF male adapter:

If you need a shorted stub, you can use a wire nut at the other

RG-6 has wide variation in velocity factor, so you need to use a
dip oscillator, or some other instrument to measure the resonant
frequency of the stub.  If your RG-6 has foam insulation, your
stubs will need to be roughly 23% longer than the K2TR lengths
shown here:
You really need to measure the resonant frequency though, rather
than just cutting to length.

Dave Hachadorian, K6LL
Yuma, AZ

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