PA0RDT mini whips

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Hi All

Have any of you tried these active antennas by PA0RDT?  http://dl1dbc.net/SAQ/miniwhip.html

We have a person here in Canada who has been selling them and those that have them in urban areas for improving SNR on low bands.

http://www.ontars.com/whip_kit/index.html

I would be interested in hearing any any successes.

Mike va3mw
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Michael Walker, Employee

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Pat

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Hi Mike,

I have been using this antenna for several years for the low bands on ship spotting. You can not find a better antenna for the low bands. I have also the ALA Welbrook LNP. The mini whip score low bands 70% beter. Try send mail to Roelof this person make the antenne. 

Info Roelof Bakker : roelof@ndb.demon.nl

73 Pat ON3CQ
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Frank - DK7NC

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Hi Mike,

I have tried such an antenna in a receive only environment some time ago. 
The results were surprisingly good esp. on lower frequencies.
I have been thinking of using this antenna in combination with my new Flex-6400 but am afraid I could destroy the active circuitry when transmitting on a nearby wire antenna.

/Frank
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Pat

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No problem Frank use for RX the mini whip. My Cobweb and G5RV for TX, after 3 years had no problem with mini whip.
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Frank - DK7NC

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Pat, that’s good news. I will give it a try sometime.
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AA0KM

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http://www.mfjenterprises.com/Product.php?productid=MFJ-1708SDR


This might do the trick. Use ptt to cut off the antenna when TX on the 6400.
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AA0KM

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http://transverters-store.com/whip.htm
What about these anyone?

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Andrew Russell

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The miniwhip can be an excellent antenna for E field detection on LF, MF and HF. However the feedline is part of the antenna and must be well decoupled at ground near the antenna.
In addition they are predominantly a vertically polarized antenna with a null directly above.
The 1W NPN low noise VHF/UHF devices used are getting rare.
https://owenduffy.net/antenna/PA0RDT-MiniWhip/
Andrew VK5CV