11-08-2011, 05:16 PM
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Join Date: Oct 2005
Originally Posted by Turbo T
I need to p/u a 10 M rig. Do you fellas do any DXing on 10 M with a dipole?
dipole? well from my BASE, sorta, a maco v5/8 tuned for 26.835. i have about 1.6:1 on 10m & 2.3:1 on 12m, the ic746pro's auto tuner works just fine. with the losses, my 100 watts out of the radio is probably a bit LESS erp. BUT, above, i was talking about my MOBILE which has a predator 10k on it, ALSO tuned for 26.835. i am
NOT using a tuner in the mobile on 10 & 12m, so where do you suppose my 80 watts out of the radio REALLY is, MAYBE 40 watts ERP??? on a good day?
so, dipole? i don't need no stinkin' dipole. the proverbial wet noodle works just fine on 10m. (and 6m during e skip season.....)