I wasn’t trying to troll the group, I was legitimately looking for advice. I now have said advice, thank you to the people that provided me with solid answers. I do have radio experience but it’s all been with Military sincgars and what have you.
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On Aug 7, 2018, at 7:37 PM, Dwayne R via Groups.Io <email@example.com> wrote:
PS. . I am a real live ham that has been one for over 40 years.
I have worked EME, worked weak stations on VHF and UHF.
worked Oscar 10 and 13, as well as other lower orbit sats.
yes. . .I have had both preamps on the antenna output
and on the radio input. . .
been there and done that.
Your response was very poor.
On Tue, 8/7/18, Frank Artieta <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
Subject: Re: [4SQRP] Antenna analyzer/SWR meter
Date: Tuesday, August 7, 2018, 2:06 PM
This is the last
thing I will post here !I highly recommend if at all
possible you try to find a ham radio club in your area first
If you do find a club , go introduce yourself and
tell them all what you are up to :)If you are
setting up your very first HF Station !The help
of a real live experienced ham could be very valuable
!I say go find a club because !At this
point you have to be careful who you chose to trust as to
be knowledgeableMy advice is to not get into too
big a hurry !73 de KD5ALD
On Tue, Aug 7, 2018 at
1:37 PM, Frank Artieta <email@example.com>
Hello Rob :)Do not
dispair !I am sure there is help
available Most all of us were in your shoes at
one time I agree with JohnTell more
about your equipment What type antenna did you
build or have you not built one yet Why do you
say stupid antenna ??I have never owned a store
bought antenna for HF useBut I think you can buy
a factory built antenna cheaper than you can buy the parts
to build one I figure there is a ham radio club
somewhere in your area I agree with John more
info is needed !
On Tue, Aug 7, 2018 at 1:04 PM, John
T. Fitzer <John.firstname.lastname@example.org>
Well the answer to
your question depends,
What type of antenna are you
What is the intended frequency of
Is it to be fed with 50 ohm
Is it a full size radiator or a
shortened version employing loading of some
Pleas provide some
specifics and maybe I can help
On Behalf Of Rob Roberts via Groups.Io
Sent: Tuesday, August 07, 2018 12:58 PM
Subject: [4SQRP] Antenna analyzer/SWR
What do you all suggest
for a new ham to do, to check out the SWR on an antenna he
just built? I really don’t have many Elmer’s around me
to ask. I probably should make the stupid antenna and take
to the ham fest where I am taking my
general exam and see if someone has one.