UHF Antenna problem

Submitted: Saturday, Jun 03, 2006 at 21:33
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Hello need help with my new uhf antenna - Should there be Continuity between the two poles of the plug... mine is a AE4006 1.2 metre Fibreglass (6 dB Gain) i've tested from the spring to plug(radio end)and there in no Continuity but if i test the antenna it self ( on the antenna plug) there is ,I dont think this right... any one help

Regards Mark
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Reply By: Flanker - Saturday, Jun 03, 2006 at 21:56

Saturday, Jun 03, 2006 at 21:56
There should be a low resistance if you test the antenna it's self from the earth to coil element in the antenna.
Cheers Peter
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Reply By: Michael Carey - Sunday, Jun 04, 2006 at 09:24

Sunday, Jun 04, 2006 at 09:24
With the AE4006, there should be NO continuity between the coax centre and braid with the base, lead and plug assembled properly.
There should be continuity from the braid to the vehicle chassis, and continuity between the centre pin of the plug and the antenna mounting thread. I'm not sure where your spring is with this type of antenna, it's designed to be directly mounted onto the antenna base.
Unless you are using the elevated feed base (spring plus the chrome plated tube) you shouldn't add a spring to a UHF antenna, it will change the tuning enough to be a problem.
Some of the co-linear construction antennas will show up as a DC short circuit across the coaxial cable, this is normal. But the AE4006 and whatever base you have, shouldn't have a short across the coax...
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Follow Up By: dr650 - Sunday, Jun 04, 2006 at 12:14

Sunday, Jun 04, 2006 at 12:14
Thanks for your help michael i dont get any short unitl the antenna is on now which i think this right is was my soldering...

regards mark
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