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Wish List / Others Recommend
- Yaesu 8900-R – tri-band HF-VHF-UHF
- Yaesu 7900 – dual band VHF-UHF
- BTECH UV-25×4 (25 watts?!) (recommended by Dr. Ed Fong, PhD)
- Radios – Handheld and Mobile
- HT Radio: BaoFeng UV5R, batteries
- HT Radio: Yaesu 8900R
- HT Radio: Btech
- Antennas & Signal Acquisition
- Nagoya 802 mobile mag mounted
- Nagoya – handheld whip replacing BaoFeng stock “rubber ducks”
- LM-400 feed extension
- LM-400 alternative (“equivalent”?) – Davis cable
- tri-band antenna TBJ-1
- roll-up dual band DBJ-2 antenna
- SWR / Wattmeter: MFJ 140-525MHz, 150W avg (HRO)
- SWR / Wattmeter: MFJ 140-525MHz, 150W avg (Amazon)
- Other Review Sources
eHam TBJ-1 Review [EXCERPT]
http://www.eham.net/reviews/detail/13520I saw Ed Fong’s TBJ-1 triband antenna in the March 2017 QST issue. It is 6ft long and it is enclosed in ¾ inch 200 psi pvc pipe. Two connector types are available, SO-239 or N type. I chose the SO-239 connector for my version.
As well as a tri-band base antenna, it is also my preferred antenna for portable and EmComm. With help of a launcher to get the initial nylon cord over a branch, the TBJ-1 makes the ideal Field Day antenna. With no radials involved, hoisting the antenna into place as well as de-installation is a breeze.
SWR was less than 1.4:1 on all 3 bands. Performance wise, I’d put it up against any 6’ vertical or J-Pole on the market.
- Ed Fong Live Presents, Live !Here is a copy of the seminar. We have a series of three lectures I give to ham clubs. Show this to your club officers and see if we can schedule you in.
Thanks for the interest in the March QST issue on our Triband base antenna
My students at UC Santa Cruz – Silicon Valley will gladly build you an antenna fully enclosed in the 6ft of ¾ inch 200 psi pvc pipe with a SO-239 connector or N connector.
The cost is $60 plus $10 postage for the first antenna.
We can ship the next day after we receive your payment.
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