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[aprssig] What a diffeence an antenna makes

Charles Doughtie n5exy at yahoo.com
Mon Oct 31 16:47:09 UTC 2005


What a difference half an antenna makes. The 2M
mag mount was missing its better half ground plane.

de Charlie, N5EXY
South Suburban Greater Hutto, Texas

--- Joe Della Barba <joe at dellabarba.com> wrote:

> 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
> Joe
> www.dellabarba.com
> 
> >  
> >
> 
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