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I was reading a review on this antenna on eham-net. One of the reviewers said it was miles better than his G5RV jnr.

It seems strange, to me, that this should be the case.

I cannot get outside Europe so I await all replies with interest.

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What bands ?

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A properly installed "G5RVjr" should work well on its design bands: 40m, 20m and 10m; on other bands you could have significant losses depending on the length/type of coax.

That said, there will likely always be times when a vertical will do better than a horizontal, and vice-versa.

Unqualified phrases from reviewers like "miles better" tells us nothing :banghead:

Are you saying you have never worked outside of EU on your G5RVjr? If so, it might be worth taking a close look at how you have it installed.

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m0jha wrote:
What bands ?


He doesn't name any bands

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Are you saying you have never worked outside of EU on your G5RVjr? If so, it might be worth taking a close look at how you have it installed.

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it's 24 ft above ground, the sides are at around 30 degrees apart.

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Any chance of a pic Jim?
Is the horizontal section flat and at 30 degrees apart?
30 is very very close together.

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Any chance of a pic Jim?
Is the horizontal section flat and at 30 degrees apart?
30 is very very close together.


i'll take one tomorrow. Our back garden is fairly narrow. i guess i could have a bigger angle if I halve the poles to 12ft each and have the feedpoint at the house, but then it'd be surrounded by concrete.

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I decided not to take pics at this time, rather to toss the other end into the nearest tree which probably makes things worse than they were were. Not sure what to do now. i have 30 netres of Mini RG8 running to the feedpoint.

I'm still getting into EU and GB. nothing more

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i have 30 netres of Mini RG8 running to the feedpoint.


Does that mean 30m of Mini RG8 running to the ladderline, or running all the way to the dipole centre?

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I'm not sure how you have it set up :scratch:

You say it's 24 foot off the deck with the legs 30 degrees apart . you mention 2 poles .. what are the 2 poles holding ? if it's an inverted V there would be 1 or 3 .

only 1 pole , 1 for the center and the legs tied off to something

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3 poles , 1 to hold the center and extra 2 poles to support the legs . it also sounds like it's now your antenna yet you mentioned the guy didn't mention bands when asked :scratch:


Does it resemble anything in the pics ?


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i do know one thing ...having owned them both
I bought the SRC-80 as it was working well for a friend ...but i had NO luck with it at all
the difference? ...LOADS of radials ....It loves them and the difference is a WORLD apart
and i have a paved and concrete yard ....end of story

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There is something "wrong" if inter G and EU is all he can get , that's all i get but i played for a while to achieve that result .. i ground mounted a vert last week with no extra ground whatsoever and worked all over UK and EU on 40m with 2 watt and heard plenty of dx ..

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I'm not sure how you have it set up :scratch:

You say it's 24 foot off the deck with the legs 30 degrees apart . you mention 2 poles .. what are the 2 poles holding ? if it's an inverted V there would be 1 or 3 .

only 1 pole , 1 for the center and the legs tied off to something

OR

3 poles , 1 to hold the center and extra 2 poles to support the legs . it also sounds like it's now your antenna yet you mentioned the guy didn't mention bands when asked :scratch:


Does it resemble anything in the pics ?


i'd say more liks pic A. i'm using 8 Swaged poles to make the pole to which i refer. The sides terminate at the top floor of the house. i have 30 meter meters or thereabouts up to the ladderline. upon reflection, i think it's more likely to be 20.

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Is your ladder line in any way in contact with the metal poles?

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Is your ladder line in any way in contact with the metal poles?


I'd say within 1 inch

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Hmm that might be an issue of it being detuned by the close proximity, Steve may be able to advise better.
I love ladder line but has to be one of the biggest pain in the butt to work with! :banghead: :lol:

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