[TowerTalk] Ground for screwdriver antenna

Mike K6BR noddie at comcast.net
Thu Aug 10 19:57:10 EDT 2006

I had similar problems and found that grounding the Exhaust system worked
for me, almost a silver bullet:)


I have a screwdriver antenna that will not tune on a 1997 Nissan Quest.  
I move the coils up and down and still receive the same swr reading for 
each ham frequency band.  For 18 meters 1.5 to 1, for 21 meters 1.8 to 1 
and the rest of the bands are all infinite swr.  The manufacturer of the 
antenna says it must be a body rf ground problem.  What are your 
opinions?  I have tried to screw the antenna rf  ground to different 
part of the car body but I have little change.

Don Inscho N3OSO

TowerTalk mailing list
TowerTalk at contesting.com

I am using the free version of SPAMfighter for private users.
It has removed 65 spam emails to date.
Paying users do not have this message in their emails.
Get the free SPAMfighter here: http://www.spamfighter.com/len

More information about the TowerTalk mailing list