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2 meter homebrew j antenna

Nov 22nd 2011, 01:05


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I have an IC-Z1A dual band hand held.I also have a homebrew 2 meters "J" antenna. My question is whether I can use the 70 cm band with this antenna?
Don Blough KD8RBW
Nov 25th 2011, 06:54


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Depends on the J pole design.
Best way is to use an SWR meter for 2 m 440 and test the match using your radio's highest power setting so there is enough power to make the meter read the reflected power on 440.
If 2 to1 or less you should be ok.
There is an antenna called ARROW that will work on both bands. It's cost is usually less than $50 and requires no radials.
Good luck.

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