27mhz base antenna

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troll5
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27mhz base antenna

Post by troll5 » Sun Feb 13, 2011 9:27 am

what would be a good base antenna to buy for use on 27mhz :?:

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Re: 27mhz base antenna

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Re: 27mhz base antenna

Post by Azoic » Thu Feb 17, 2011 8:36 am

troll5 wrote:what would be a good base antenna to buy for use on 27mhz :?:
Why not make one ? an all metal 1/2 wave dipole can be made in an afternoon, and costs less than $20 to make. And it's only 17.5 foot long tip to tip.

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Re: 27mhz base antenna

Post by troll5 » Sun Feb 20, 2011 7:28 am

went out and bought a shockwave 5/8 antenna.
cheers

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Re: 27mhz base antenna

Post by GeneralZap » Mon Feb 21, 2011 8:06 am

Lets us know it performs when have it all setup

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Re: 27mhz base antenna

Post by Azoic » Sun Mar 06, 2011 1:59 am

PEEEE ----EEEEEWWWWWW a 5/8 th Vertical......i hope you got the radial kit for it at the same time, otherwise you have a nice LONG bit of rust free alloy tube that wont hear dick......

But if you bought the REQUIRED radial kit too, you should be able to hear a mouse fart in Moscow.....if you mount it at the right height and in the right way. Get it at least 60 feet in the air, and use a decent feedline, such as RG-8 or 450 Ohm Twinlead, into a 4:1 Balun then a stepdown balun to 50 Ohm.

The 5/8th Groundplane is a nice stick if set up right, but a dog if it isn't.

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Re: 27mhz base antenna

Post by troll5 » Sat Mar 19, 2011 9:20 am

Antenna is up @ 40ft. Absolutely fantastic. Good reports from all over Melb. Would recommend this antenna to everyone. Swr is 1:1 :D :D :D :D

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Re: 27mhz base antenna

Post by GeneralZap » Mon Apr 04, 2011 8:52 am

I knew you would not be dissappointed. How much are the worth these days?

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Re: 27mhz base antenna

Post by troll5 » Tue Apr 12, 2011 6:57 pm

GeneralZap, there worth around $240. Money well spent with swr 1:1 on 27.355. Would recommend them highly.

cheers Norm

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