Thunderstick no TX?

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Fri Jun 02, 2017 7:59 pm

When keying the Mic I get no indication of the TX on the SWR meter at all? Aerial is all connected up ok only received it today in the post. Anything I'm doing wrong? Aerial is plugged in fully and the bezel wound on tight. I don't have to earth the aerial do I?

Uniden Uniace 200 in the garage with antenna in the back garden.

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Fri Jun 02, 2017 9:13 pm

To ground the aerial at home what is the best way to do this? Intention was to fit it to the garage roof.

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Sat Jun 03, 2017 5:39 pm

Further reading online would suggest due to the aerial not being grounded is the reason for poor setup. So as I do not wish to waste the ££ I have spent so far on this antenna is it possible to add another one underneath with an adaptor in the middle to create a dipole and provide the grounding to get a decent performance?

Thinking along these lines:

http://www.thunderpole.co.uk/homebase-f ... re-38.html

What size antenna would be best on the other side to achieve this? Another Thunderstick or is a smaller antenna better for this configuration?

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Tue Jun 06, 2017 8:02 pm

Shame to see this forum is so quiet. Decided to go for a smaller antenna with a smaller range instead of investing further into this one to make it work correctly with either a groundplane or conversion to a dipole.

Thunderpole Excalibur is my new aerial of choice should be spot on for what I want. Will report back when I have it setup and installed.

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