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Home Vertical fan dipole.

HomerBB

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Needed a 220Mhz antenna. So I added it to my 2m/70cm fan dipole. Now it is a 144/220/440 vertical fan dipole. Working okay.
Yes, it isn't a 17' tall high gain vertical. It does get me into local repeaters and local rag chews. I also bought the tri-band Btech UV25×4 mobile to use as the base radio. It works okay, too.
I know. Not much of a review... oh, well. It works and that's what I wanted. One that works.
 

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W.G. Davis

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Needed a 220Mhz antenna. So I added it to my 2m/70cm fan dipole. Now it is a 144/220/440 vertical fan dipole. Working okay.
Yes, it isn't a 17' tall high gain vertical. It does get me into local repeaters and local rag chews. I also bought the tri-band Btech UV25×4 mobile to use as the base radio. It works okay, too.
I know. Not much of a review... oh, well. It works and that's what I wanted. One that works.
Love the 220Mhz Band, not because it has lots of traffic, but because it does not.. I just purchased an Yaesu 736R.. W.G.
 

HomerBB

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Love the 220Mhz Band, not because it has lots of traffic, but because it does not.. I just purchased an Yaesu 736R.. W.G.
Neither is there a ton of traffic here, but a local repeater just went up, and one or two more are planned in the area. One of them is supposed to get us into a linked system for broader interstate comm. Just following the fun.
 

HomerBB

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Before my brand new NanoVNA-H4 broke off CH0 SMA terminal from the board I managed to get a SWR reading from the radio shack end of the coax for the fan dipole.
144 ------------- 1.1
148 -------------- 1.12

222 --------------- 1.59
225 ‐--------------- 1.64

420 ----------------- 1.11
450 ----------------- 1.11
 
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