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K3FSS (M+)

Registered: 06.05.2007
Posts: 61

22.09.2007 - 03:35: Antenna Work | Quote Quote

I've been busy doing some antenna work.

I have a a Radio Shack discone that I needed to repair. I wasn't watching what I was doing a couple of years ago, and managed to break off a radial. I got it threaded back on, but it fell of this winter. I replaced that radial, and replaced the coax with LMR 400.

I have an old Antenna Specialist scanner antenna (Mon ???) on a 5 ft mast. I put that on a 10ft mast and changed the coax to LMR 400.

I got a new discone at a hamfest. I put that up on a 10ft mast and used LMR 400 on that as well.

I do have some improvement with the LMR 400. I can now hear Westmoreland County's 800 system. I do have to say, that stuff is a bear to work with. It is by far the toughest stuff to work with. I don't enjoy putting connectors on, and this made it worst. Its done now, so when I get some better antennas to replace the discones most of the work is already done.

K3FSS

 
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WA3FKG

Registered: 07.05.2008
Posts: 1

07.05.2008 - 04:08: RE: Antenna Work | Quote Quote

What will be a "better antenna" in the dis cone department? I have one up and am thinking about replacing it with one of the expensive ones as I have been told that they are much better physical construction. I just don't know if they are more than twice the money better.

Ken Sprouse / WA3FKG John 3:16 The box said "Win2000,XP,Vista or better" so I installed Linux Glock-The ultimate point and click user interface.

 
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K3FSS (M+)

Registered: 06.05.2007
Posts: 61

12.05.2008 - 23:13: RE: Antenna Work | Quote Quote

Ken,
I picked up a Discone at the Breeze Shooters hamfest last year. Very reasonably priced and very well built. I think it was call All Band. I bought it from DC Ace Electronics. Their web site is http://www.dcace.com/ .

Frank K3FSS

 
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