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Old 12-14-2012, 08:01 PM   #21
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No noise here. It just works like it sposed to.
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Old 12-14-2012, 08:54 PM   #22
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Well, it works just fine when mounted to a copper pipe beat 4' into the ground. I added the 9 - 9' foot radials and the set I made that went up to 40m. I could hear s**t. Amazing! SWR pretty flat across all the bands.

Worked N0RU in Colorado on 15m. The only verticals I've ever had is a 2m ringo up at 135' and a set of phased 80m verticals I made. So making a contact on 15m with a screwdriver vertical stuck in the ground is impressive.

Thanks for all the advice.
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Old 12-15-2012, 08:38 AM   #23
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Good deal I'll listen for you! I have an R7 vertical that I use on 10-40 meters with counter poise radials and if you don't get it off the ground it's worthless 8' was enough. But the screw drive guys need that ground plane.
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Old 02-24-2013, 07:39 AM   #24
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I thought I give an update.
Since remounting on the ground, adding the simple 9 wire radials as recommended by Tarheels and added 2 (8 strand) rotor cable with each wire cut for a band, I've worked 100 counties. About 50/50 split between phone and cw. I'm using an Icom 751A so patience is key.

So I'm somewhat impressed.

Once the weather breaks (April of May) I'll remount it on the rig.
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Old 02-24-2013, 11:18 AM   #25
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My Lil Tarheel on the truck is amazing 10-75 meters it says here that an antenna that short can't work but I have worked 106 countries now mobile guess no one told the antenna. I did replace the stinger with a much longer one that was a big improvement.
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Old 02-24-2013, 04:10 PM   #26
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Of course you can always do what I do.. I use an auto tuner (There is a new one out that works with ANY radio, you feed power down the coax using a Bias T conneciton and it does everythign, NO chat with the radio at all) and hook 100' of wire on the terminal. Toss over tree limb, Transmit.
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Old 02-25-2013, 11:19 AM   #27
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Of course you can always do what I do.. I use an auto tuner (There is a new one out that works with ANY radio, you feed power down the coax using a Bias T conneciton and it does everythign, NO chat with the radio at all) and hook 100' of wire on the terminal. Toss over tree limb, Transmit.
I've always designed and built my own multi-element single band beams. So going to a random with with a tuner would be a new experience. Kind of like this Tarheel antenna.
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Old 01-06-2014, 12:56 PM   #28
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We're still around. I use the Tar Heels II ground mounted in the winter.
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Old 01-06-2014, 01:13 PM   #29
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How is the snow as a ground plane? Better? Worse?

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