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by LarryB
Wed Mar 14, 2007 12:37 am
Forum: New to Radio?
Topic: wideband antenna construction question
Replies: 4
Views: 4211

Thanks again for reminding me what actually works. As long as I have been playing with scanners, radios and antennas, you would think that I would quit searching for a "magical" antenna that could not possibly exist, the coaxial cable is one thing which can actually make or break an antenna or radio...
by LarryB
Tue Mar 13, 2007 9:30 pm
Forum: New to Radio?
Topic: wideband antenna construction question
Replies: 4
Views: 4211

Thanks for the reply Jim, would like to have a wideband receive only VHF/UHF antenna with considerable gain. would like to have one for vhf air band, one for vhf public safety, and one for military uhf air band. fixed station use. thanks. Larry B.
by LarryB
Mon Mar 12, 2007 11:27 pm
Forum: New to Radio?
Topic: wideband antenna construction question
Replies: 4
Views: 4211

wideband antenna construction question

This is probably way off topic, but would it be possible to buy a wideband rf amp off of ebay and connect it to an antenna that resembles a stove pipe except smaller so that it would have a broader bandwidth than a whip? if so what diameter and length of pipe? Would this just cause severe overload? ...
by LarryB
Fri Feb 23, 2007 3:13 am
Forum: Bendix King Radio
Topic: EPH user comments
Replies: 2
Views: 3901

more comments on BK handheld.

Thanks for the comments on the BK handheld radios. I found the comment about the cigar burning a hole in the case of the radio interesting. I am no longer using the radio to transmit, I built a LM317 voltage regulator in an old cigerette lighter plug, and put a programming switch on a speaker mike a...
by LarryB
Fri Feb 23, 2007 2:34 am
Forum: Icom Amateur Radio Forum
Topic: is the ICOM IC208H a scanner for the air bands?
Replies: 1
Views: 2905

is the ICOM IC208H a scanner for the air bands?

How well does the IC 208H receive on the extended frequencies? Would it make a good scanner? What is the sensitivity on the UHF military air band.
by LarryB
Sun Aug 06, 2006 11:16 am
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Log VHF Radio without Identifier
Replies: 7
Views: 3635

Yes it looks very much like a spectrum analyzer, make friends with a radio tech and ask what some of that expensive equipment is used for. No radio is perfectly aligned and it really shows, modulation characteristics are different for each radio, and some radios use different methods to acheive this...
by LarryB
Sun Jul 16, 2006 2:17 pm
Forum: Bendix King Radio
Topic: EPH user comments
Replies: 2
Views: 3901

EPH user comments

I have used an EPH series on vhf hi for 6 or seven years now, this radio can get into repeaters my kenwood TK cannot even hear. It is a heavy radio but the power out and receive capability are great. the short antenna that came with it perform better than most others I have tried. I have been very p...