other-antennas SOTABEAMS - Portable Dipole / Inverted V

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    Hi Folks,

    My New Year's Resolution for 2017 is reviving the old hobby ham radio (My last QSO was 2m/UHF 10 years ago...:)). As living in a city makes a home station / antenna set-up difficult, I tend to build up a portable setup with the X108G Outdoor. The setup should be light and compact, so I was looking for an antenna which does not require an antenna tuner.

    Possible one, which I actually ordered already:
    Portable Dipole / Inverted V from SOTABEAMS.
    Two-band portable dipole antenna system - SOTABEAMS

    Does anybody has experiences with running the X108G without tuner?
    Any tips for an "old newbee" are very welcome :)

    Vy 73
    DO2MAS
     
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    Have you made tests now with the Dipole?
    I use normally a symmetrically feedline (300 or 450 Ohm) with Dipole abt 2 x 6m attached on a fibre mast as an inverted V.
    Than i use my RG-211 tuner to match it to the TRX.

    73 de Chris
     
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    Witha resonant antenna such as an inverted-V dipole or linked dipole an ATU is not required. To be safe you can check the antenna with the SWR function in the X108G.
    The Sotabeam Band-hopper antennas are 100% reliable and easy to use (no ATU needed with these). If you want to build one yourself rather than buy, then the on-line calculator is on the SMP site here: Extras - various tools for SOTA purposes - sotamaps.org (click on linked antenna designer).

    73 Ed DD5LP.
     

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