[amsat-bb] Re: A2710S Antenna's problem
kq6ea at pacbell.net
Thu Jan 3 17:42:40 PST 2008
The second page of the installation instructions
states that you CANNOT use/test the antenna without
BOTH sets of elements being connected to the Feedline
73, Jim KQ6EA
--- SV1BSX <sv1bsx at yahoo.gr> wrote:
> Hi to all & HAPPY NEW YEAR,
> sorry for "off topic", just I wonder if somebody
> here has any experience with Cuscraft A2710S (5+5
> El. V-U antenna).
> A friend of mine (newcomer on SATs), he used only
> the VHF part of this antenna as VHF Yagi on a
> Satellite antenna system, but unfortunately the
> antenna appears SWR 3:1 !
> Because he removed the "Harness" which splits the
> common Coaxial from TX-RX into the two separate
> antennas (V & U) in order to use the antenna with
> independent Coaxial - just for VHF band (the
> UHF-part is non-connected), I wonder if this
> "Harness" has to do with antenna matching - even if
> this coaxial is a simple-usual 50 Ohms cable.
> Thanks in advance.
> 73 de Mak, SV1BSX
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