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Posted: 10/6/2014 12:03:05 PM EST
[Last Edit: 10/6/2014 12:29:16 PM EST by HogSniper]
Been wanting a vertical to try on 10m, & I have a 20' mast not doing anything right now.

I passed on the ground plane kit. I have a 2-port antenna switch that will allow me to use the fan dipole & the Imax with the LDG tuner. I'll wait to see how it looks on the analyzer before doing any snipping. May end up trimming for use on 10m only & bypass tuner. Anybody try this antenna on other bands with any success?

One more antenna option can't hurt, right?

Link Posted: 10/6/2014 12:29:36 PM EST
it's all I have up right now and love mine....although it's about 25+ years old and known as an A-99

works multi-bands with a tuner.....good choice!
Link Posted: 10/6/2014 12:29:53 PM EST
I use an Imax 2000 with great results on 10m through 15m.

I use an antenna tuner for the 12m and 15m, but I have made lots of DX contacts when those bands are open.

I think you will enjoy yours once you get it on the air.
Link Posted: 10/6/2014 12:50:20 PM EST
[Last Edit: 10/6/2014 12:50:51 PM EST by HogSniper]
I feel better about it already. I was hoping it also worked on 12m, that is good news. So you guys never saw a need to trim length? That sounds good to me.
Link Posted: 10/6/2014 2:12:38 PM EST
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On mine there's a ring on some threads at the base of the antenna that can be adjusted to tweak tuning.
Link Posted: 10/6/2014 4:18:52 PM EST
I didn't cut my antenna.

I adjusted the rings for the lowest SWR on 10m and used my antenna tuner for operation on 12m and 15m.

No its a perfect antenna, but it will surprise you just how well it works.

Link Posted: 10/6/2014 4:51:04 PM EST
Got ya, thanks for tips!

Link Posted: 10/6/2014 7:15:17 PM EST
Great choice. I cut mine for 10m and it works better without the tuner than with it. With the IT-100 tuner I get under 1.5 SWR on both 12m and 15m. It's even under 1.7 on 20m, but I don't use it there. Without the tuner I get about 2.6 SWR on 12m and 15m.
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