Improving the Antron 99?

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Re: Improving the Antron 99?

Post by original45 » 25 May 2018, 18:49

Thanks all ,New antennas my next purchase. Will pay attention to your advices.
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Re: Improving the Antron 99?

Post by 108EH002 » 26 May 2018, 00:59

ch25 wrote:
22 May 2018, 08:40
If you put longer radials, you have to shorten radiating element, that gonna change elevation for worst in most cases.
5/8 antennas does not need long radials, because maximum current is located higher than radials are mounted.
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Re: Improving the Antron 99?

Post by The Collector » 26 May 2018, 19:38

If youre planning to put it in a corner and you're worried about the legs getting in the way, could you leave off any legs that would hit the roof and just have them say 1/3 of the way around, pointing away from the buildings? It's a bit of a compromise, but should still be better than an Antron.

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Re: Improving the Antron 99?

Post by original45 » 26 May 2018, 20:26

I have been looking and I think I can accommodate 4ft radials in a diff location and hopefully have the radicals clear the ridge line too.

It will obviously make it more awkward to physically get it up in situ but can be done.
It's coming together well, bought a bigger psu, have a ssb radio now got a power mic to suit on the way hopefully next week few other spares to suit .
The antenna hopefully should be next.
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I could try a 3 radial compromise initially

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