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Custom Bands

Just put up an 80m dipole that is cut for phone (3.6-4MHz). I don't want it offered as an antenna for the rest of the 80m band.

So in Antenna Genius, Configure Device, I added a new band - 80m_Phone from 3600000 to 4000000. I clicked "Accept" then Save and reboot.

Back to Configure device. I edited my new dipole to use the new 80m_Phone band. Save and reboot.

Now when I tune the Flex to, say, 3.550 I get my 80m 4-square, which is correct.

When I tune to 3.8 I expect to be offered both the 4-square and the new dipole, but I don't see the dipole.

A clue - the AG UI shows "LAN 80m" not 80m_Phone - maybe it cannot detect more than one band at a time, even if they overlap?


Best Answer

  • Mike-VA3MW
    Mike-VA3MW Administrator, FlexRadio Employee, Community Manager, Super Elmer, Moderator admin
    Answer ✓

    Try this

    (off the top of my head)

    Let's assume

    • ANT 1 - 80M Dipole
    • ANT 2 - 4 Square

    Next, define your operating range or bands. I have an 80M High and 80M Low and I have a hard cut over at 3650, but I could overlap them if I choose.

    • 80M Phone - 3.6Mhz to 4Mhz (you might want to make further up the band so that if you are SWLing it will cover that range
    • 80 CW (or something you like)

    Now, beside the antenna name, select want bands that antenna is used for. If you look closely at mine, you'll see that "40m" (a band) is used by 2 antenna ports.

    That should help a bit.



  • Rich M5RIC
    Rich M5RIC Member ✭✭✭

    LAN 80M means you are using the LAN to control the AG (rather than manual or BCD etc), assume you have a Flex radio connected to the AG?

    Would be helpful if you can inlcude some screnshots of the set-up, so then we can see what you have set.

    You can have more than one antenna per band, when this happens you get the option of which one to choose e.g. 80M Dipole and 80M 4SQ will show as a button to select.



  • n8wrl
    n8wrl Member ✭✭

    Thanks Rich and Mike!

    I see my reply with screenshots never posted. No worries, I like Mike's idea - new bands w/o overlap. I'll try that!

    Thanks for your time!


    -Brian n8wrl

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