What is a T2LT antenna?
CB folks call this type of antenna the T2LT. This terminology appears to be from a German Patent by Prof F. But the patent surrounds only the use of a tuned choke which has a capacitor across the choke for tuning, not the actual antenna. The term T2LT is perhaps a misnomer.
Can you make an antenna out of speaker wire?
Broadcast television is still alive and well, and getting a good signal is just as much of a problem as it ever was. Antenna kits are still just as expensive, too–and needlessly so, since with a little speaker wire, anyone can build his own TV antenna at home.
How long is a T2LT antenna?
T2LT antennas are well respected within the CB community for portable “out in the field” DX’ing. The antenna is just under 18feet in length above a 5:1 air choke, and can be mounted to any non conductive pole or hung from a tree.
Are discone antennas any good?
Diamond D-130J Vertical Discone Antenna – Most Compact Overall, this is the antenna to have for general local monitoring tasks. The frequency coverage of this antenna is also remarkable. Used with a broadband scanner radio, it can pick up signals 200 miles away.
What is the SWR of an 80/40 double bazooka?
Here is a video demonstrating the SWR of an 80 / 40 double bazooka. Notice that the SWR is less than 1.5 to 1 from 3.5 to 3.7 MHz. Also the SWR on 40 is less than 1.1 to 1 from 7.0 to 7.2. His antenna is very low, 20 ft at the center and 11 ft on the ends, but low to the ground does not account for the low SWR. Neither does being a bazooka.
Can I mount the double bazooka antenna horizontally?
The DOUBLE BAZOOKA is recommended to be mounted in an inverted “V” configuration for optimum results. However the DOUBLE BAZOOKA can be configured horizontally with equally good results. The 80 Meter DOUBLE BAZOOKA antenna will operate on 80 through 10 meters with the aid of an antenna tuner.
What is the double bazooka shortened inverted-L?
The DOUBLE BAZOOKA SHORTENED INVERTED-L antenna combines the features of a horizontal and a vertical antenna to provide constant signal levels to stations from near-in to more than 1,000 miles.
Why do bazookas have stubs on them?
The stubs would be a dead short at the feedpoint for the second harmonic, which means an 80 meter bazooka would show a dead short at the feedpoint for 40 meters. Sometimes this is useful.