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Coax

I have been hemming and hawing about writing this one. My life was good, I was happy in my ignorance of coax, specifically LMR 400, and 240, and all the factors associated with it. Then Messi & Paoloni (M&P) Coax came into my life. (Cue Angels Singing) To say I am impressed is an understatement.…

Tuner

Well I rediscovered something I think I already knew. An antenna as close to resonant as possible say an SWR of 1.23 with a reflection of 15 dB is better without a tuner than with one. To test this hypothesis I connected my Cobweb antenna direct to the IC – 718. I am working FT8…

RE-Discovery

Last weekend I was able to attend a Technician class and cram session. I helped by proctoring the overflow room. Many thanks to SWIARC for letting me help. While observing the class I was reminded of reflection and how it can affect the amount of power being transmitted. I have a RigExpert AA-230 Zoom, picked…

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