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    Re: Article: Multiband HF antenna...the easy way

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    Thanks David for the article and the tip about the mix 26 UNUN.

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    NICE ARTICAL MY HOME HF ANTENAR IS A MULTI BAND ITS A COMMET CHA/250B WELL RECOMEND BELIVE A LOT OFF DX EXSPEDITIONS
    USE THIS ANNTENAR
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    Re: Article: Multiband HF antenna...the easy way

    Quote Originally Posted by 2e0lkc View Post
    NICE ARTICAL MY HOME HF ANTENAR IS A MULTI BAND ITS A COMMET CHA/250B WELL RECOMEND BELIVE A LOT OFF DX EXSPEDITIONS
    USE THIS ANNTENAR
    PETE 2E0LKC
    No self respecting DXpedition would uses such a compramised antenna.
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    Re: Article: Multiband HF antenna...the easy way

    Peter's right. I would be very surprised if many operators went to the trouble of organising a DXpedition and decided to use a compromise antenna like the CHA/250B.

    Would be interesting to see an outing that has used it and what their log looks like.
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    Re: Article: Multiband HF antenna...the easy way

    It would really depend on the band conditions....if the bands were in good shape they would make contacts but if the bands were poor I expect their log would show it. I have heard very mixed reviews of that antenna. Some call it wonderful while others call it a dummy load.

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    Re: Article: Multiband HF antenna...the easy way

    Quote Originally Posted by WD5IKX View Post
    It would really depend on the band conditions....if the bands were in good shape they would make contacts
    Indeed, we've all read the accounts of working DX on bits of wet string when the bands are in good shape
    but if the bands were poor I expect their log would show it.
    Yes, its consistency that is the sign of a good antenna, the ability to make qsos under normal band conditions not just the opportunistic reporting of extraordinary contacts due to enhanced propagation conditions.
    I have heard very mixed reviews of that antenna. Some call it wonderful while others call it a dummy load.
    John WD5IKX
    And probablly those that give favourable reports have never had the log term use of a resonant antenna system that doesn't rely on lossy ferrite transformers to give the illusion of efficient opperation.
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    Re: Article: Multiband HF antenna...the easy way

    What equipment should I be looking out for to find mix 26 toroids in. I need to get an antenna up at home and need something for portable work.

    Help!!

    73 Jes

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