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[aprssig] Re: Ants for Bikes WAS: Broken digis (Ohio to Oklahoma and everywhere inbetween

Ken H> sailingtoo at gmail.com
Thu Aug 2 00:51:24 UTC 2007


Yep, 1/2 wave works MUCH better on a bike - motorcycle or bicycle.
I've played around with 1/4 wave antennas on my Goldwing motorcycle
and found the hassle of radials just were not worth the effort.  MUCH
easier for a simple !/2 wave with no ground plane requirements.

Ken H>
K9FV

On 8/1/07, Bill Vodall WA7NWP <wa7nwp at gmail.com> wrote:
> >  The "secret weapon" for serious 2M DX radiation from a bicycle,
>
> ... is a wire j-pole tied to a fiberglass safety flag.  While 300
> twinlead J-poles work I'm personally partial to a J-pole variant made
> out of old 50 ohm LAN coax cable.  It comes with a BNC connecter
> already and only requires a couple cuts and a carefully attached
> stub...
>
>  http://www.wb8erj.com/bike-ant.htm
>
>
> Bill - WA7NWP
>
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