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    My antenna analyzer was supposed to get here this...

    My antenna analyzer was supposed to get here this week, but sadly hasn't, so I haven't been able to do any measurements yet.

    Here is the antenna I went with:...
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    So you think that using an inductor is better...

    So you think that using an inductor is better than a shorted stub?

    Honestly, I was leaning towards using a stub mostly because it seemed easier to implement, and according to K0BG's site...
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    Question about lightning ground.

    I'm going to be setting up my antenna mast this weekend, weather willing. I settled on a 40 foot aluminum mast, 30 feet or so of which will be above the second floor roof level.

    My question is,...
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    I will hopefully have a more accurate measurement...

    I will hopefully have a more accurate measurement tomorrow. Honestly, I will have to solder on a cable to the NMO mount just for measurement, so it can really be any distance I choose as long as it...
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    Thanks for the advice. In the case of my...

    Thanks for the advice.

    In the case of my mobile setup, I would have about 2-3 feet of RG-58 between the antenna and the analyzer. I was actually wondering if that would throw off the reading.
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    Well, I guess it's a moot point now. I went ahead...

    Well, I guess it's a moot point now. I went ahead and bought the Sark.

    From what I've gathered, the only way to measure impedance/reactance other than an analyzer, is by using a signal generator,...
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    Questions about Reactance

    Is using an antenna analyzer the only way to measure reactance in an antenna (X value)?

    I found this cheap Chinese Analyzer, but will it measure X, or just overall impedance (Z)? Has anyone tried...
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    Just 6 meters. The 52" whip is 1/4 wave, and I...

    Just 6 meters. The 52" whip is 1/4 wave, and I don't plan on using any lower bands in her car.

    I found a Diamond antenna that is 44" long from their HF line, for 6m, but I assume it won't perform...
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    Car Port + Antenna Options

    I am going to be purchasing a couple of 52" whip antennas for my car and truck, but then I realized that the car port will be a problem!

    I was looking into certain fold over and quick disconnect...
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    I'm assuming because of power and/or antenna...

    I'm assuming because of power and/or antenna gain.

    But if you connect to a mobile or base antenna, the antenna gain isn't an issue. But most HT's are 5w max, 10w being the highest I have seen...
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    Thanks for the heads up on that last bit! As...

    Thanks for the heads up on that last bit!

    As far as height is concerned, my initial thoughts were "As high as possible!" but maybe it's not worth all the extra effort in the end. I will probably...
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    Unfortunately, the chimney wouldn't be a good...

    Unfortunately, the chimney wouldn't be a good option, because it's on a section of the house that is just 1 story.

    I was thinking about mounting it so that the mast starts at the first story and...
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    New Member Moderation

    Is there a specific time amount or post count that one must reach before mandatory moderation ends?
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    I've been doing a lot of digging, and am sort of...

    I've been doing a lot of digging, and am sort of leaning toward getting these:
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    Rooftop Mounting Advice For Beginner

    I'm thinking about mounting a vertical vhf antenna on the second story of my house, but have no experience with doing so.

    I also have a very high fir tree next to my house, but climbing that...
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    I'll have to look into the DMR amplifier thing. ...

    I'll have to look into the DMR amplifier thing.

    As far as 6m goes, I managed to find a decent priced radio, the TYT-9800, which goes for around $180-200 new. It's FM only, quad band (Including...
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    One thing I've been wondering, which hasn't...

    One thing I've been wondering, which hasn't really been discussed, is if I'd be better off using the 6 meter band. Wouldn't that function much better through forests and mountains?

    One problem I'm...
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    What do you guys think about a vertical bazooka...

    What do you guys think about a vertical bazooka antenna like this:

    http://www.hamuniverse.com/vertbazooka.html

    A bazooka antenna seems like it would be easy to get into my tree.

    Another...
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    I've looked over the mobile radio site, but I...

    I've looked over the mobile radio site, but I haven't found anything on the site that pertains to anything outside the vehicle side itself. But in my case that's only half the setup.

    A Yagi would...
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    Well, if 10w got the job done, I could just...

    Well, if 10w got the job done, I could just connect the antennas to the HT's I planned on getting. The AiLunce HD1 is 10w, and from what I've seen from tests, it is true to that wattage at high...
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    Thanks for the links! I can't wait to get a radio...

    Thanks for the links! I can't wait to get a radio and compare the predicted results with real world results.

    I've been doing a lot of reading on 2 meter antennas, and if there's one thing I've...
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    That sounds great! I tried to find something like...

    That sounds great! I tried to find something like that, but maybe I'm searching using the wrong keywords. Could you recommend a site?
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    You're right, I had gotten things mixed up! I had...

    You're right, I had gotten things mixed up! I had taken the 20 WPM exam just to try it, but failed miserably. Then I failed the General class after that (By 1 question!). I was happy to come away...
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    Simplex Base Station to Mobile Setup

    My wife and I have recently moved to a rural area of Montana, that is both mountainous and wooded. I work from home, but my wife does volunteer work that has her driving in all directions, often in...
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