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HY-GAIN AV-6160

Discussion in 'General Technical Questions and Answers' started by K2ICC, Feb 10, 2021.

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  1. K2ICC

    K2ICC Ham Member QRZ Page

    Is there any user of the Hy-Gain AV-6160? There is a matching network for better 160 and 80 meters.
    Now, I already have a tuner, a Palstar AT2K, so has anyone used without the matching networks and only the tuner on 160?

    Thanks.
     
  2. K8JD

    K8JD Ham Member QRZ Page

    Not Quite All-Band
    The best place for a "matching network" is between the non-50 Ohm antenna device and the coax leading to the hamshack.
    If you have the tuner in the shack by the rig, you still have a problem with high SWR feedline loses and unintended radiation.

    Aparently it does not specify the AV6160 has low SWR across the whole group of Ham Bands from 160 to 6M and suggests needing a tuner.
    Maybe it's best to put up separate antennas for 160 and 6M to get best performance.
    I think a Yagi for 6M is good if you want to take advantage of band openings up on 6M.
    They are not very large and TV rotators sould turn them with no problem/
     
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