multi tap

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Hi all,
I have just purchased my first HF and spent time and money installing it correctly, but I'm unsure how to plug the multi tap. I understand the nature of it but if I select 8022hole, where does the other end go?? All the sockets are number with frequencies except for two at the bottom.
my sockets are 2020, 3995-4010, 5300-5360,5410-5500,6880-6910,8022,14977.
I have used many radios over the years but not a multi tap. Any help will be great
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Reply By: Member - Doug T (QLD) - Tuesday, Mar 07, 2006 at 20:52

Tuesday, Mar 07, 2006 at 20:52
One end in 8022 and the othe far bottom hole
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Follow Up By: Marc - Tuesday, Mar 07, 2006 at 21:07

Tuesday, Mar 07, 2006 at 21:07
the very bottom hole is the2020 tap. the next two are unmarked.
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Follow Up By: Member - Doug T (QLD) - Tuesday, Mar 07, 2006 at 21:17

Tuesday, Mar 07, 2006 at 21:17
Just went and checked mine with torch and on mine the far bottom hole ;where wire is says 130 which is i believe the length of the wire that must be used, so mine is in that and the other end up the stick is in what ever frequency you want to use, i presume diff' brands will have diff' functions, Did you get a manual with it ????
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Reply By: Member - Davoe (Widgiemooltha) - Tuesday, Mar 07, 2006 at 21:07

Tuesday, Mar 07, 2006 at 21:07
Unless I am wrong the 3995-4010 is your bottom tap - plug one end in there and the other into the frequency you want. If you want 3995-4010 then have neither end plugged in.
Make sure the wire is wrappped around the antenae and isnt bunched up or crossed over
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Follow Up By: Marc - Tuesday, Mar 07, 2006 at 21:10

Tuesday, Mar 07, 2006 at 21:10
my 2020 is the very bottom tap. Is this the minimum on the antenna and extra added to get the next frequency??
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Follow Up By: Member - Davoe (Widgiemooltha) - Tuesday, Mar 07, 2006 at 21:14

Tuesday, Mar 07, 2006 at 21:14
dunno now you have lost me I have never seen 20 20 on the bottom
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Follow Up By: The Explorer - Tuesday, Mar 07, 2006 at 21:19

Tuesday, Mar 07, 2006 at 21:19
Hello
2020 is obviously the lowest frequency (and hence lowest plug) in this case - if you wish to use this then take out shorting wire altogether. If you wish to use any of the other frequencies plug one end into 2020 and the other end into frequency of choice - section of antenna between these plugs is thereby "shorted out" and you effectively have a different size antenna.
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Follow Up By: Member - Doug T (QLD) - Tuesday, Mar 07, 2006 at 21:20

Tuesday, Mar 07, 2006 at 21:20
yeh if i want 2020 i just take wire out altogether ....no wire, all antennae's will be different , depemds on what taps are installed
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Follow Up By: Marc - Wednesday, Mar 08, 2006 at 22:15

Wednesday, Mar 08, 2006 at 22:15
thanks all for your input. Fired it up today and works like a treat. Have sent of my cheque to VKS so I'll see on the track and hear you on the waves
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Reply By: Topcat (WA) - Tuesday, Mar 07, 2006 at 21:07

Tuesday, Mar 07, 2006 at 21:07
As aready mentioned - one end plugged into the required frequency tap & the other in the bottom tapped connection. To avoid the tapped lead from flapping around in the breeze, wind the excess length of the lead around the aerial from the bottom up to the required tapped insert.
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Reply By: Marc - Tuesday, Mar 07, 2006 at 21:11

Tuesday, Mar 07, 2006 at 21:11
thanks to all. I know understand the principles on how they work
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