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Sigma 4 / Vector 4000

Discussion in 'CB Antennas' started by smalltiredart, Feb 3, 2020.

  1. Marconi

    Marconi Usually if I can hear em' I can talk to em'.

    Oct 23, 2005
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    STM, do you have a perfect match to your feed line on your NV4K?

    Do neighbors tell you they hears you talking on their phone, toaster, and/or washing machine?

  2. Shadetree Mechanic

    Shadetree Mechanic 808 On The North Side of Dover

    Oct 23, 2017
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    When I first put it up, I was able to get a good match (swr) but I would turn the lights on and off in the china cabinet. I got reports that something is terribly wrong with my station. RF in the audio, Spark Plug played back my audio to me, and it had a loud buzz almost covering up the audio. I ended up winding a choke of 240 flex at the feed point and grounded the equipment in my shack and that took care of my problem. I am also running a low pass filter now. I have no idea what the reactance of my antenna is though. I plan on getting one of those Nano anaylizers soon.
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  3. Shockwave

    Shockwave Sr. Member

    Sep 19, 2009
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    To elaborate further, with my VHF version, if the antenna is operated with noticeable reflected power, I can hold the feedline at various points and shift that VSWR and bandwidth just as noticeably. With a match close to perfect, nothing I can do with that cable can shift the bandwidth unless it's pulled horizontal, directly under the antenna and in its pattern. I will say, with the shorter cone that did not shield the entire 1/4 wavelength inside of it, CMC could be detected even when the gamma was adjusted for a good match. This may have more to do with having the phase between the cone and the center radiator aligning up so that they are perfectly inverted rather than the impedance match itself.
    Shadetree Mechanic and HomerBB like this.

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