FM Dipole Antenna

FM Dipole Antenna

Post by SubFunctio » Wed, 01 Sep 1999 04:00:00

Hi, again.  Today I was out shopping when I came across one of those 2
dollar FM dipole antenna's and bought it.  I was wondering if this would be
a good antenna to use.  If it is what would it be good for(besides FM
Radio, of course).

Thanks in advance,
Charlie

 
 
 

FM Dipole Antenna

Post by Bubba Jo » Fri, 03 Sep 1999 04:00:00


Bubba's rule of thumb -- all antennas work, some just work better than
others.
Couple of things to remember:
  You want to mount it VERTICALLY -- i.e. ends up/down top/bottom and not
like a 'T'.
  You want to mount it as high as you can.
  You want to convert the input impeadance from 300ohms to 75 (common tv
thingies take flat twin line and turn it into co-ax and do th 300/75 xfmr)
and then use RG6 or some other good quality coax from the antenna xfmr to
your radio.

Even though it is cut for 88-108MHz -- it should work fine on the higher
bands as well.  At any rate, it will work better than a rubbie ducky in
almost all cases.

cheers


Quote:> Hi, again.  Today I was out shopping when I came across one of those 2
> dollar FM dipole antenna's and bought it.  I was wondering if this would
be
> a good antenna to use.  If it is what would it be good for(besides FM
> Radio, of course).

> Thanks in advance,
> Charlie

 
 
 

FM Dipole Antenna

Post by sub » Sun, 05 Sep 1999 04:00:00

OK, thanks.  I'm saving the message so I don't forget any of it.

Thanks again,
Charlie