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Submitted: Tuesday, Jul 26, 2011 at 21:04
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I have a Patrol tray back with a fibreglass canopy.What is the best a hi-gain or 9ft Stainless Steel Whip.The radio is a Barrett 250 with auto tuner.Radio is in the canopy, antenna mount on rear step.Please can you Help.

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Reply By: Echucan Bob - Tuesday, Jul 26, 2011 at 21:41

Tuesday, Jul 26, 2011 at 21:41
Best reception from the longer element ie the 9ft whip. Tx the same from both.
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Follow Up By: Robin Miller - Wednesday, Jul 27, 2011 at 10:14

Wednesday, Jul 27, 2011 at 10:14
Hi Bob

I think you meant the other way round.

When an aerial is made electrically short its effiencty suffers.

This directly affects transmission and only indirectly affects reception on HF bands which have atmospheric noise present.
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