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Cutting an 11 meter Firestik antenna for 2 meters

Discussion in 'Mobile Radio' started by N0VT, Jun 30, 2015.

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  1. AF7XT

    AF7XT Ham Member QRZ Page

    N7JW is still with us, alive and well. I sent you a bit more information.
    Last edited: Oct 29, 2017
  2. WB2WIK

    WB2WIK Platinum Subscriber Platinum Subscriber QRZ Page

    Thanks, I got that.

    But my experience with "Firestik" antennas, limited as it may be, tells me they're designed by people who have no clue what they're doing.:p
  3. AF7XT

    AF7XT Ham Member QRZ Page

    See electrical definition of "choke"
    Brand trademark of a substance resembling copper, wound around a fiberglass mandrel, covered with a heat shrink condom, mistakenly referred to as an "antenna".
    noun: Firestick
    1. 1.
      something of extremely poor quality.
      • nonsense.
      • rubbish; junk.
    2. 2.
      • an act of defecation or deception
        plural noun: firesticks , See "twin whip trucker special"
    verb: choke; 3rd person present: choking; past tense: choked; past participle: choked; gerund or present participle: firesticking
    1. 1.
      See "Mud duck", "clueless dweeb"
  4. AF7XT

    AF7XT Ham Member QRZ Page

    @WB2WIK you are welcome.

    Yeah, about a series resonant joke, erm I mean choke, I ...
    You know what I mean :)

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