Monday, September 15, 2014

Greece on 12m (SV3AQR)


Testing my Yaesu FT-897D with an internal LDG YT-100 antenna tuner and an internal LiPO battery, using 20W into a random wire on 12m SSB.

6 comments:

  1. Hi EC1CW, I saw many videos from you, thank you, you're giving me the little push I needed to try HF! One question though: You say you're using a YT-100 and a random wire. How is your random wire connected? Directly to the center connector of the output (ANT) port of the YT-100? And it tunes? And approx what length of wire do you use?

    Thanks!

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  2. Yes. It is connected to the centre of the ANT connector. Five metres of wire without a counterpoise, and it tunes, although I guess the performance would improve with a counterpoise.

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  3. Thanks EC1CW, I really appreciate the answer. Sorry for my anonymous post, I forgot to sign it, I'm VE2LDP, Louis in Canada.

    One last question, if I may: In your videos, you show a whip antenna quite long, and you say it's a "military whip antenna", but I could not find any other details about this antenna. I'm looking for a whip antenna for portable use, and I'd like to know more or at least if there are equivalent antennas on the market.

    Thanks! VE2LDP

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    1. http://www.ebay.es/itm/Military-Whip-Antenna-ANT129-22-30Mhz-New-Old-Stock-PRC-Army-Radio-Singcar-radio-/190706468886

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  4. I'm interested to know what kind of battery voltages and use that. Greetings.

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    1. 3-cell Lipo battery (11.1V nominal).

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