Veronica 5/8 wave antenna

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Veronica 5/8 wave antenna

Post by Barry06 » Sun Oct 18, 2020 6:59 pm

I have an old Veronica 5/8 wave antenna in my loft, this one - http://www.veronica-kits.co.uk/5-8ant.htm - looks like a modified CB antenna.

I also still have the frequency length chart.

I have never used the antenna. Got it many years ago and never got round to using it, but I’d like to give it a try over the dipole.

However, the three ground-plane radials are missing.

Do these ground plane radials matter?

Would the antenna perform equally well without them?

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Re: RE: Veronica 5/8 wave antenna

Post by Electronically » Sun Oct 18, 2020 7:32 pm

Barry06 wrote:I have an old Veronica 5/8 wave antenna in my loft, this one - http://www.veronica-kits.co.uk/5-8ant.htm - looks like a modified CB antenna.

I also still have the frequency length chart.

I have never used the antenna. Got it many years ago and never got round to using it, but I’d like to give it a try over the dipole.

However, the three ground-plane radials are missing.

Do these ground plane radials matter?

Would the antenna perform equally well without them?

Cheers
Yes they matter. There only 30odd cm long on each radial should just cut them to match yours.

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Re: Veronica 5/8 wave antenna

Post by teckniqs » Sun Oct 18, 2020 7:54 pm

Yes, they are critical.

....Do NOT use it without them!

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Re: Veronica 5/8 wave antenna

Post by Barry06 » Sun Oct 18, 2020 8:23 pm

Thanks for the answers - very helpful.

I should be able to make replacements.

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Re: Veronica 5/8 wave antenna

Post by teckniqs » Sun Oct 18, 2020 8:33 pm

Aren't they bent on those, like little boomerangs?? (that's the best way I can describe them)

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Re: Veronica 5/8 wave antenna

Post by Barry06 » Sun Oct 18, 2020 8:37 pm

Yes, they have a kink in them.

They still exist on the CB antenna they were modified from, so may just purchase one and use them. -

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Re: Veronica 5/8 wave antenna

Post by Electronically » Sun Oct 18, 2020 9:03 pm

Yup they do have bends on them to make them look different from a straight one but there same length regardless straight or kinked

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