MP1C Horizontal Dipole Configuration

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  1. OH8STN

    OH8STN Ham Member QRZ Page

    Hello Operators.
    In this video we continue our learning with the Super Antenna MP1DXMAX. This time we turn our attention toward setting up and configuring the MP1C, into horizontal dipole configuration. We will also discuss tuning, give practical deployment tips, and show you my very first PSK31 QSO with EA3DUI, using 2.5 watts, from the Yaesu FT-817ND.

    73 de oh8stn

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  2. KD7KYB

    KD7KYB Ham Member QRZ Page

    I love that antenna design I'm gonna have to try that thanks for sharing 73 kd7kyb kevin
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  3. WA6JRP

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    I love your antenna. How much power were you using. Where can I find the antenna. Thanks 73 Daniel WA6JRP.
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  4. KQ6XA

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    One of the advantages often cited for a rotatable dipole is the directivity, especially the rejection off the ends, to reduce interference QRM or QRN. The beneficial side beam null can be as much as about -15dB or -20dB at some takeoff angles. Listening to the signal as you rotate a dipole antenna is always interesting, and makes you wonder about fixed wire dipoles... yes, how many of our QSOs could have been a lot better had we been able to rotate that wire dipole :)

    On the video quality: Julian, your enthusiastic on-air host / presenter personality... combined with superb voice-over commentary, is a great combination. The fact that you constantly release superb videos with excellent editing makes us all believe that there is actually a secret hidden crew behind the scenes, like Bear Grylls.

    Your use of first person camera shots with your head-mounted Go Pro cam makes stuff like the setup of an antenna fascinating to watch. It is almost like virtually being there. Personally, I like the way you also cut in 2nd person views, high resolution camera angles, and fixed images, to give variety and motion to the composition.

    I subscribe to your OH8STN video channel on Youtube, and I highly recommend it for all hams, especially those interested in rugged /Portable and /Pedestrian Mobile technology.
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  5. KQ6XA

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    The Super Antenna MP1C Dipole setup that Julian is using is available as component modules on Amazon, and at dealers such as Ham Radio Outlet, ML&S, and Wimo.

    Check the Super Antenna website
    Super Antenna modules needed for a dipole:
    Two MP1C SuperStick antenna elements
    One UM2 SuperMount universal mount

    If you already have one of the popular Super Antenna MP1 series package setups that comes with the universal mount, all you need is a second MP1C SuperStick, to make the dipole.
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  6. OH8STN

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    Hi Daniel.
    I used 2.5w for the qso. It could have used a little more initially with the qsb, but it turned out well. I think your other question was answered.
    Thanks for the questions.
    73 de oh8stn
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  7. WD8ED

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    So the antenna isn't actually an available product yet?

  8. W5JPT

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    What a great and simple setup.
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  9. AJ4EM

    AJ4EM Ham Member QRZ Page

    it's not sold as a package for the dipole configuration, but all the pieces are certainly available, have been for years. I've assembled the pieces to do this myself but haven't tried it yet. I decided on the MFJ dipole center mount rather than the Superantenna mount. All my Superantenna stuff is older, so the mounts I have don't have the hole for the second element, though I could have just made the hole.

    You'd probably want to buy one of their "kits" that have all the extras, then add a second "antenna only" to make up this kit. It's not a cheap thing to do, even if you find them used.
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  10. WD8ED

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    From a marketing point of view that doesn't make any sense. But what do I know. I only know a few that might actually buy that setup... if they didn't have to piece it together....



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