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Base Workman M400 Starduster

whiteastro

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I book marked it too, glad I'm not the only one needing such a tool.
I have it bookmarked in several areas of my bookmarks. I have so many bookmarks I had to make folders and name them to categorize them. Guess I better make a Technology folder and start cleaning house. I laugh because my CB folder is so full of bookmarks I had to make a couple more folders within that folder to start cleaning the CB folder. Lot of good Info on the Information Highway. LOL
 

Wire Weasel

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The 1/4 wave Groundplane like these are also the most wide-banded of the Verticals. Cut for 27.000, you might see flat SWR from 26.000~28.000 and usable beyond there. Absolutely resonant with no swr in the CB area so great antenna to use an amp with minding the power limits of the antenna.
 

Eldorado828

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What would one think the real world power handling would be? The workman version claims 800 watts. For my purpose and occasionally swapping equipment, I'd say between 60 to maybe some day 500 at most.
 
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whiteastro

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Can't guarantee anything. tried to duplicate what sirio done to theirs ( star duster ) but never put back into the air yet because I already have the Sirio antenna flying !
 
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The DB

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What would one think the real world power handling would be?

As this is a direct feed design that does not require a special matching circuit, this antenna should be able to handle whatever the components of the antenna system itself can handle. The biggest weakness when it comes to power handling is likely either the coax feeding it or the connector said coax attaches to. So real world figures are likely much higher than is listed by the manufacturers, unless they used some seriously subpar components...


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Eldorado828

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5/8 " above and yes it is the bottom section of the 2pc. top element and just above the hub. Where did you get 3/4" from? Get your antennas and it is self explanatory.
.... 3/4 was just a guesstimate by looking at the picture you posted. Damn.... I went to the picture and completely missed the part where you put the measurements.. I dropped the ball buddy!

When they get here that's the plan. Thanks, much appreciated
 
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Eldorado828

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As this is a direct feed design that does not require a special matching circuit, this antenna should be able to handle whatever the components of the antenna system itself can handle. The biggest weakness when it comes to power handling is likely either the coax feeding it or the connector said coax attaches to. So real world figures are likely much higher than is listed by the manufacturers, unless they used some seriously subpar components...


The DB
Good info, thank you. Once they're here will report back on the build quality and drain hole.

Always wanted one of the legendary stardusters and although it won't be the antenna specialist version, I'll call it a success.

Thanks everyone for all the replies and information.
 

Marconi

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You never know maybe Workman might have added the drain hole later on.
From what I see in the ads...I think the Workman is a Sirio. Don't know about the drain holes in these, but it is a very good to consideration.

Like I may have posted above...I use "Cross Device Stuf" inside the PL259...to try and help keep water out of your feed line at all costs, so if there is a drain hole...all the better.

 

whiteastro

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There is a differance in construction between the Sirio & the Workman Star Dusters. Download the Owners manual for each and you'll see the differances.
 

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