12-22-2011, 04:38 PM
| || |
W9WDX Amateur Radio Club Member
| || |
Join Date: May 2008
Location: 35 miles ESE of Indianapolis
First, you have several options on how to hang the antenna. Choices range from horizontal, sloper, inverted-L, inverted vee, or even as a vertical.
Next, you have to decide how you are going to configure the ground, and this will vary from installation to installation. We were able to use the factory default configuration -- connectors #1 (SO-259 shield) and #2 (ground lead of the antenna side of the 9:1 transformer) shorted. Basically, this leaves the connection to the antenna ungrounded and the user should ground the receiver in the shack.
Even though we did not observe it during our test, this installation may pick up man-made noise. If this is the case, you can also take the short between connections #1 and #2 out and ground one or both of these connections (#2 direct to ground and #1 grounded back to the receiver). This installation works very well in noisy environments from man-made sources. MT What's New
Link is complete review and install article from Monitoring Times Magazine
All the Best
__________________ Yaesu FTdx3000-Yaesu FT-950-Yaesu FT-817 portable and mobile w/HLA300 "A dime in the antenna is worth a dollar in the transmitter any day"