Every radio frequency has a given length (wavelength).
Rebuilding the fan dipoles
I purchased some Flex-Weave antenna wire with a view to replacing the thin hook up wire with something a bit more substantial when the weather and station manager would allow.
The Farnell SSG520 is a very easy to use synthesized signal generator. With an output range from 10MHz up to 520MHz and providing FM and AM signals.
The latest addition to my test gear is this nifty little function generator. This little Feeltech FY6600, Chinese cheapy function generator can push out signals up to 60MHz in more different waveforms than you could ever want.
Listening to the radio can sometimes be difficult as a result of external noise or attempting to hear very weak signals. I have two different headsets for this purpose. Firstly, I have a Heil Proset.
Some careful considerations are required to install a mobile transceiver into a vehicle. This example shows how I installed my Yaesu FT-7900 dual band radio.
OK, so I’m not the first to add 17m to the Hustler 4/5-BTV antenna. In fact you can pay for a factory made version if you wish. Personally, I believe in experimentation and a bit of homebrewing.
To compliment the Kenwood TS-850, I have also purchased a Kenwood MC-60A desk microphone which has a communication type dynamic and unidirectional moving coil microphone element.