Moonraker Auto Tuning Antenna - HELP...

Submitted: Wednesday, Apr 26, 2006 at 20:42
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I have an old Moonraker AT213 Auto Tuning Antenna, and on my Simpson Trip last year, the whip broke off.

Anyone have any ideas how long the Stainless Whip needs to be? From photo's it seems to be about 1.35m.

Thanks in advance.

Kind Regards,

Eric
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Reply By: Footloose - Wednesday, Apr 26, 2006 at 20:49

Wednesday, Apr 26, 2006 at 20:49
Eric, that length sounds about right. Whips usually break when under garages or trees...from memory neither is very probable in the Simpson :))
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Follow Up By: Viking66 - Wednesday, Apr 26, 2006 at 21:41

Wednesday, Apr 26, 2006 at 21:41
I guess it was ready to go, it disapeared I recon about 80kms west of Big Red. I used my Desert Flag taped to the base with a spare 4mm wire taped onto it for the rest of the trip, looked a bit rough but did the job OK.

I'm getting the whip made now, at 1.5m, I'll cut it down but was hoping someone had a manual for it ir dimensions.

Is it tough on the 100w transmitter if its a little out?

Regards,

Eric
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Reply By: Member - Mike DID - Thursday, Apr 27, 2006 at 08:14

Thursday, Apr 27, 2006 at 08:14
Tip length is not critical for an AutoTune antenna.

Are you sure it is AT213 ? How old is it ?

Mike
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Follow Up By: Viking66 - Thursday, Apr 27, 2006 at 19:13

Thursday, Apr 27, 2006 at 19:13
Hey Mike, thanks for the interest. It's over 12 years old I think, it has a range of 1 to 15MHz I'm pretty sure. It was made by a Tasmanian company but I cant seem to find out who.

I use it with a Barrat SB250C, with the 5 VKS frequencies.

Regards,

Eric
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Follow Up By: Member - Mike DID - Thursday, Apr 27, 2006 at 19:21

Thursday, Apr 27, 2006 at 19:21
Eric

I have an AT230 - it is the only vehicle HF antenna they make currently.

http://www.moonraker.com.au/land.htm#HF
http://www.moonraker.com.au/ftp/at230.pdf

Mike
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Reply By: anglepole - Thursday, Apr 27, 2006 at 10:05

Thursday, Apr 27, 2006 at 10:05
Hi

Try Bushcomm for Antenna bits

" target="EOF" class="lbg">www.bushcomm.com.au/

Cheers
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