Miracle Whip with Icom 703....any good?

Discussion in 'Amateur Radio Equipment Reviews' started by KC8TBY, Nov 9, 2008.

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  1. M3KXZ

    M3KXZ Ham Member QRZ Page

    KC8TBY...sorry for the detour! As per W0IS, there are options that will be better. I know you said you can't have an outside antenna, but what about a longer whip just outside...on the window frame, with a dangling counterpoise? This'll make a vertical dipole.
     
  2. KC8TBY

    KC8TBY Ham Member QRZ Page

    Thanks for the advice folks! Sounds like I am best off trying to rig up a simple outdoor single band dipole antenna. Might as well try for 20 meters. As I see it I should only need (about) 35 feet of wire or so, plus the coax. The true "miracle" will be trying to keep that installation looking stealth enough so that I don't offend either the neighbors OR my wife! :)
    Thanks and no problem with that "detour" either.
    '73 to all and listen for me on the air...soon!!
     
  3. KA5S

    KA5S Premium Subscriber QRZ Page

    If it wouldn't ruin a nice antenna tuner, I'd take the toroid out of an old Ten Tec tuner and try that.

    I do have a Miracle Whip mayonnaise jar that would do to wind an efficient coil on!


    Cortland
    KA5S
     
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