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Old 12-24-2010, 12:48 PM
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I kinda want an Arrow Yagi now.
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Old 12-29-2010, 08:12 AM
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KD0MZE and I got a few QSO's in last night with the J-Pole.. I was running 1 watt from my VX-3r HT, using a ridiculously long length of coax. Nothing revolutionary, caught a couple guys on the 145.310 repeater who both said our signal was nice and clear. Good to go!
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Grr....

I wonder what the hell is up with my crap then.

I must really be in a bad spot... I still haven't done the 100Hz tone thing..
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Old 12-29-2010, 10:55 AM
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so impressed, I got online and bought the arrow jpole last night. Not only was there a mile of coax, the antenna was on the ground (vertical of course). the RX was clear as a bell. Waaaay cool.
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Old 12-29-2010, 12:03 PM
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Grr....

I wonder what the hell is up with my crap then.

I must really be in a bad spot... I still haven't done the 100Hz tone thing..
I'll bring this over to your house some time... if it can hit the .310 and your crap can't, well there you go we've isolated the issue..
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I'll bring this over to your house some time... if it can hit the .310 and your crap can't, well there you go we've isolated the issue..
good idea

or maybe i need a
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Old 12-30-2010, 07:08 AM
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Default That 100hz tone works!

I was messin' with my new HT last night and hit K0NAK from my living room on .310/123hz but scratchy....then he suggested the other tone. worlds better. That might just be your ticket. BTW...UPS is showing up today with my Arrow antenna.
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Old 12-30-2010, 11:32 PM
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Here's whats funny, I checked what tone my radio was set to on the 145.310 repeater and it was actually set at 100Hz..... So I thought I was done for. I changed it to 123Hz just for kicks and I was actually able to hit the repeater and talk to K0NAK so I consider it a total success.

I guess a while back I figured out about the 100Hz thing and changed it when I was trying to hit the repeater with the bigger diamond antenna (HT Mounted)and just forgot about it.

Anyways, this was all still with my home made J-Pole stuck in the fence in the back yard. Mission accomplished I think.... Tim did let me borrow his new Arrow J-Pole so I am going to do a little comparison of the two later.
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Well I have to say I am pleased!!! I was able to talk to KC0PEG on his way home and try out both the arrow J-Pole and my Plumbers special J-Pole.... from what Dave said the Plumbers special was as good if not maybe a touch better than the Arrow!!

Sweet!!

I am stoked that it works as well as the Arrow, and that I can talk on the CCON from the kitchen! Mission accomplished! Maybe now to make a Yagi!
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pics of the antenna!

I need some input here.... do you HAM guys thing it would be OK to put a threaded joint like I did for the bottom part on the main part of the antenna to make it break down a little bit more? My only concerns are that the threaded portion is tapered so over time the overall length of the radiating element may get a bit shorter.... that and maybe the union is not cylindrical so maybe it'd make it radiate funky.

What do you guys think?

EDIT: I just reread my thread and realized that this was one of the first questions I asked!!! Sorry!
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