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VHF / UHF antenna

Post by 2W0PWR on Mon Apr 07, 2008 6:44 pm

Over the last 2 weeks I noticed the 70cm repeater GB3CR signal dropped. I only use 70cm for that repeater and all the 2m repeaters were working fine. Thought nothing off it until this morning when I got fed up of the signal I thought I will try the handheld. Well full signal on its rubber duck so that got me worried thinking the Radio had a fault.
I plugged the small bee sting in and hey what do you its working fine. My other antenna is no good now. Will see about putting the meter on it later...

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Re: VHF / UHF antenna

Post by daxi on Mon Apr 07, 2008 7:22 pm

Don't rely on just a SWR meter, make that the first check, but my bet would be Coax problems so check that with a continuity meter.

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Re: VHF / UHF antenna

Post by 2W0PWR on Mon Apr 07, 2008 8:45 pm

I don't think its coax problems as it works ok on VHF. Its a strange one.
The ground is not a problem as I have drilled a hole in the roof of the car and put a so239 body mount on. Coax and connector is between roof lining and roof.

Will have to test another antenna on the so239 socket.

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