Topband: New Antenna, Need Advice

Jim Brown jim at
Tue Sep 19 19:09:58 EDT 2006

On Tue, 19 Sep 2006 11:26:34 GMT, kb5njd at wrote:

>Its very likely the cap

You were right, John. Garry, NI6T was also correct that the small 
coil I was using had too low a Q and that I was tapped too low on 
it. I replaced it with a high power roller inductor, about 9 uH, a 
hamfest purchase from a year or so ago. To resonate it, I used a 10 
ft piece of coax as the capacitance. That works. 

So I'm using the circuit that Herb, KV4FZ, suggested. Thanks to all 
for the help. We'll see tonight how well it plays (if there are any 
signals on 80 tonight). 


Jim Brown K9YC

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