[TowerTalk] Topband: Broadside vs end-fire phasing of RX ants: MFJ-1026?

Jim Brown jim at audiosystemsgroup.com
Tue Dec 1 16:09:49 EST 2020

On 12/1/2020 12:31 PM, VE6WZ_Steve wrote:
> I used the MFJ 1026 (I had 2 of them) and also used the NCC-1.
> I used them to phase various antennas including my en-echelon Beverage pair which were fed with CAT5 instead of RG-6.
> They worked just fine.  The NCC-1 is a more refined box, perhaps a bit less noise, but at my city QTH I really didn't notice much difference.

Thanks for that assessment, Steve. I've never seen the MFJ box, and 
wondered how it compared to the NCC-1. I use the NCC-1 mostly to phase a 
pair of spaced VE3DO loops, but also occasionally and to try to cancel 
noise. I did extensive measurements of the NCC-1, which I published as 
part of slides for a talk at Pacificon on the VE3DO loops. It is, 
indeed, a very nice unit, quite well-behaved and useful up to about 20M.


73, Jim K9YC

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