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[aprssig] What a diffeence an antenna makes

Joe Della Barba joe at dellabarba.com
Mon Oct 31 15:03:00 UTC 2005

On my boat I had an old decrepit mag mount 2 meter whip bungee-corded to 
the stern rail for APRS. Even with 30 watts it had problems getting out 
from many areas. I recently replaced it with a marine VHF base loaded 
half-wave (tuned for 156 MHz) on an 8 foot extension. The new antenna 
and the gain of 8 feet in antenna height has done wonders. My trip to 
Saint Michael's and back tracked perfectly.
73 de N3HGB-5


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