Interested in your experiences and tips using the FT-817 and MiracleWhip antenna
Dr Jim Kennedy
I am very interested in your experiences and tips using the FT-817 and MiracleWhip antenna either indoors or out? Did you use a counter poise and if so what length? Also, distances confirmed using this setup.
I have used on CW and have logged QSOs of over 450 miles with simple 23' wire counterpoise on 40 meters.
Look forward to hearing your experiences.
*72/73, Doc - K2PHD
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Good morning Dr Jim,
I tried one with my FT817 many years ago in the UK (I was born and raised in the UK) an was completely disappointed with it. Did a couple of "local" contacts on 20m, added a counterpoise, to the radio ground screw, but not much improvement. My 2c worth for what it's worth, stick with the wire.
Be blessed and have a grand day,
Wayne - NQ0RP - G0JJQ - G6UIT
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God Bless from Wayne Dillon - NQ0RP
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Its great on receive
Make a PAC-12 antenna or the G3ycc whip or get a Qrpguys whip for 20m
I have made some great QSOs with the MFJ-1820t 4 ft whip but I am sure its the counterpoise doing all the work
RM0L has been verified via qsl on 20m
I have had 2 of them and they just never worked the way I expected
Forget these on shorty antennas 40m unless your on cw
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