[VHFcontesting] Re: Mobile antenna question
crawfish at surfmore.net
Fri Dec 14 19:47:02 EST 2001
>From 20 years of experimenting, I have found that there is virtually no difference between vertical and horizontal antennas on E-skip and F2.However, on groundwave(up to 60 miles), it DEFINITELY makes a BIG difference! BTW, there is a company making a 3-ring halo for 6! I have the M2 Sqloop on 6m and a Pro-Am(similar to Lakeview)vertical both resonant on the low end of 6.Good luck with the 54 inch vertical!
Joe W4AAB EM65
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From: Donald Huntington
To: Cboone at earthlink.net
Cc: vhfcontesting at contesting.com
Sent: Friday, December 14, 2001 5:10 PM
Subject: Re: [VHFcontesting] Re: Mobile antenna question
hi Chris, the ball and spring will be a vertical antenna but a very rugged one. Cut the whip to around 54 inches for six. So what if its vertical, it will work. Maybe aa few db down from a saturn ssix but it will work. Give it a try. If you don't likthe way it works, you have a FB mount for any HF antenna you want to put on it. Drilling the hole only hurts once! Good luck and Merry Christmas. 73, Don K1DH k1dh1 at hotmail.com
>From: "Christopher (Chris) W. Boone"
>To: Qrpvhf at aol.com
>CC: rover at qth.net, VHFcontesting at contesting.com, vhf at w6yx.stanford.edu
>Subject: [VHFcontesting] Re: Mobile antenna question
>Date: Thu, 13 Dec 2001 19:05:24 -0600
>It will work in the Horiz mode but be highly directive...you would
>be better off with the DAR OmniAngle antenna or something similar..
>BUT cant hurt to try if you have one and its free :)
>(But drilling holes is never fun in the cab! :(
>Qrpvhf at aol.com wrote:
> > I have looked all over the net, and books I have to no avail...
> > I have come into a few ball antenna mounts with springs and whip from work
> > where we are changing to new base loaded antennas for 37.940Mhz.
> > If I were to mount one of these on the side of the cab of my truck as high as
> > possible, and angled the whip as close to horizontal as possible, would it
> > act/work as a dipole antenna. There is no bed on the truck so nearby metal is
> > not a problem.
> > The reason for this antenna idea is that my last 6meter loop was destroyed by
> > vandals and I was hoping this antenna might not draw as much attention as the
> > halo did.
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