Help with high swr on wire diapole 11 mtrs

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Re: Help with high swr on wire diapole 11 mtrs

Post by original45 » 10 May 2016, 10:25

PLL02A wrote:Heres my attempt, We'll see what happens when i hook it up :)

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Looking good. Let us know how it works

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Re: Help with high swr on wire diapole 11 mtrs

Post by Buick Mackane » 10 May 2016, 15:27

original45 wrote:
PLL02A wrote:Heres my attempt, We'll see what happens when i hook it up :)


Looking good. Let us know how it works

will do, made the centre out of some old persplex, beats buying one on ebay for a tenner :)
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Re: Help with high swr on wire diapole 11 mtrs

Post by Buick Mackane » 10 May 2016, 15:48

used some of those crimping things on the ends, left an inch & half poking through incase any adjustments need to be made which they probably will.



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Re: Help with high swr on wire diapole 11 mtrs

Post by original45 » 10 May 2016, 17:15

Ah that looks a good idea ,I just cable ties paracord on the end of mine and then sealed end of wire with that self amalgamating tape.
I'm all for making it out of stuff lying about.

I need mine compact ,so going to look into smaller Balun if poss and go straight to coax without a s.o or pl plug .

Stuffed my s.o inside a pop bottle end with lid on to keep potential water out .

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