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PostSubject: Harvard 410T Antenna   Harvard 410T Antenna Icon_minitimeMon Nov 04, 2019 3:06 pm

When out and about, what is the best type of antenna to use on a Harvard 410T?

The original telescopic built in or a push on 'rubber duck' style.
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PostSubject: Re: Harvard 410T Antenna   Harvard 410T Antenna Icon_minitimeMon Nov 04, 2019 3:48 pm

The longer the better for longer distance, rubber ducks are ok for very local comms. Smile
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PostSubject: Re: Harvard 410T Antenna   Harvard 410T Antenna Icon_minitimeMon Nov 04, 2019 7:21 pm

A rubber duck on 11 meters might get you to the end of the road if your lucky. What Morris said.

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PostSubject: Re: Harvard 410T Antenna   Harvard 410T Antenna Icon_minitimeMon Nov 04, 2019 7:21 pm

An idea, also have an 8.5ft length of wire trailed as a counterpoise as the chassis is a bit small.
Think of a centre fed dipole on the end of coax.
The telescopic whip is the same as upper element of the dipole.
The handheld chassis will be the lower element of the dipole (Hardly 8.5 ft)
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PostSubject: Re: Harvard 410T Antenna   Harvard 410T Antenna Icon_minitimeWed Nov 06, 2019 3:39 pm

Thanks chaps, I assumed that would be the case. The rubber duck shall stay in the drawer for now.
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