[TenTec] Antenna help

Tony Lelieveld va3dwi at gmail.com
Tue Dec 30 21:17:14 EST 2014

Hi Rick,

Did you have the 1:1 near the radio or outside with a piece of coax in 
between?  I run an extended Zepp, fed with ladder line, hooked directly to 
the balanced terminals on my 238B.  The only band it gives me a little grief 
sometimes is when I am on 40 mtr running about 500 Watt with a Heathkit 
SB-200.  It makes the phone ring, which is an electronic beast hi..hi.  The 
regular Bell phone does not have that problem.  I never took the time to 
play with the feed line length and if/when I do, it will have to wait till 

73, and Happy New Year, Tony VE3DWI.

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Rick - DJ0IP / NJ0IP" <Rick at DJ0IP.de>

> At this point I will throw in a plug for Ten-Tec.
> With my Model 238B and an external 1:1 current balun, I have been able to
> match all sorts of openwire antenna systems, though I often must add the
> external capacitor on the back.  However I run just 600w these days. If 
> you
> run legal power, you will need to replace the high voltage capacitors in 
> the
> 238.
> 73 - Rick, DJ0IP
> (Nr. Frankfurt am Main)

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