• You can now help support WorldwideDX when you shop on Amazon at no additional cost to you! Simply follow this Shop on Amazon link first and a portion of any purchase is sent to WorldwideDX to help with site costs.

OK, Why would a cheap magnet mount/antenna work...

O

otisoil

Guest
#1 --- the mag mount usually cost more, than the typical roof mount.

Question: What are the values you are reading on both setups? This will better help determind what the problem is. If the SWR is super high on the roof mount, I would have to guestimate, improper install.

Its hard to mess up on a magmount install.

Hope this was helpful




</p>
 

O

otisoil

Guest
#1 --- the mag mount usually cost more, than the typical roof mount.

Question: What are the values you are reading on both setups? This will better help determind what the problem is. If the SWR is super high on the roof mount, I would have to guestimate, improper install.

Its hard to mess up on a magmount install.

Hope this was helpful




</p>
 
M

main

Guest
Shvlhead

Some interesting information on grounding can be found here.

www.k2bj.com/Ground.htm


Main</p>Edited by: <A HREF=http://pub86.ezboard.com/bworldwidecbradioclub.showLocalUserPublicProfile?login=main>main</A> 
usflag2.gif
at: 7/4/02 6:10:52 am
 
M

main

Guest
Shvlhead

Some interesting information on grounding can be found here.

www.k2bj.com/Ground.htm


Main</p>Edited by: <A HREF=http://pub86.ezboard.com/bworldwidecbradioclub.showLocalUserPublicProfile?login=main>main</A> 
usflag2.gif
at: 7/4/02 6:10:52 am
 
S

Shvlhead

Guest
but the expensive through the roof mount and antenna give me all that swr?



Do I need to ground the mount or antenna (it's through the sheetmetal roof)? Why would the mag antenna give me such good numbers and the expensive set up works for crap?



Whine.......


</p>
 
S

Shvlhead

Guest
but the expensive through the roof mount and antenna give me all that swr?



Do I need to ground the mount or antenna (it's through the sheetmetal roof)? Why would the mag antenna give me such good numbers and the expensive set up works for crap?



Whine.......


</p>
 

dxChat
Help Users
  • No one is chatting at the moment.
  • @ BJ radionut:
    There will be NO FT8 robots running unattended at Bouvet,:ROFLMAO:
  • @ BJ radionut:
    10M BAND.....>28400 SSB .... Always give your full callsign. Listening is the key so be sure we call you before replying. 3Y0J will always listen up (using split) so it will be useless to call us on our transmission frequency.
  • @ BJ radionut:
    I like these guys already. :cool: Sounds to me like ROBO callers in ANY Mode will be ignored!!!!(y)
  • @ BJ radionut:
    3Y0J: Update January 29, 2023: Ken estimates Marama should arrive at Bouvet on Monday evening just before sunset. He says he anticipates a good weather window for at least two days then. The team will attempt to move the equipment and supplies onto the island using the zodiac then. They have two zodiacs. They are hoping to accomplish it in those two days. :cool: