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Radio Brian's New Location

Post by BriansBrain » Sun Oct 20, 2019 2:26 pm

:smoke

I'm still only 150W and one Dipole but now he is @ +/- 215M above Sea Level :whistle
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His coverage area has increased considerably....... Brian is now very happy :lol:
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Re: Radio Brian's New Location

Post by Albert H » Sun Oct 20, 2019 9:10 pm

Build a J-pole - it'll match better and you'll waste less of your expensive RF energy!
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"Because it doesn't know the words!"
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Re: Radio Brian's New Location

Post by BriansBrain » Sun Oct 20, 2019 11:59 pm

Albert H wrote:
Sun Oct 20, 2019 9:10 pm
Build a J-pole - it'll match better and you'll waste less of your expensive RF energy!
We are an Island, and as you see from the pic I'm not far from the coast :roll:
We have wind sometimes, and I mean wind, when it blows.... it blows.... :o
This is the main reason I have been hesitant at building one ;)
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Re: Radio Brian's New Location

Post by Albert H » Mon Oct 21, 2019 12:28 am

The J-pole has practically no wind resistance!
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Re: Radio Brian's New Location

Post by BriansBrain » Tue Oct 22, 2019 11:11 am

Albert H wrote:
Sun Oct 20, 2019 9:10 pm
Build a J-pole - it'll match better and you'll waste less of your expensive RF energy!
Albert H ... :smoke
At this moment in time I have no spare time to build one as we have just moved and are and will be upside down for some time.
The other thing is... :shock:
I would have a problem tuning it because I have so much 96.8Mhz floating around the property all the time.

Question ?
Are these any good from www.superyag.com ?
https://www.superyagi.com/88-108mhz_jpo ... 84551.aspx
88-108mhz jpole antenna
+ they can pre-tune to my frequency ;)

So, if I got one of these the station down time would be kept to a minimum...
88-108mhz jpole antenna.jpg
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Re: Radio Brian's New Location

Post by Gtturbo » Tue Oct 22, 2019 10:36 pm

These are a load of shit. They are not tuned what so ever. Caution when firing this thing up. Hope you have swr protection

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Re: Radio Brian's New Location

Post by BriansBrain » Wed Oct 23, 2019 10:45 am

Gtturbo wrote:
Tue Oct 22, 2019 10:36 pm
These are a load of shit. They are not tuned what so ever. Caution when firing this thing up. Hope you have swr protection
Thanks for the info :tup
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Re: Radio Brian's New Location

Post by FMEnjoyer » Fri Oct 25, 2019 2:29 pm

Is radio Brian a pirate ? And by looking alone the J pole looks like it is sturdily built.

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Re: Radio Brian's New Location

Post by BriansBrain » Sat Oct 26, 2019 12:31 pm

FMEnjoyer wrote:
Fri Oct 25, 2019 2:29 pm
Is radio Brian a pirate ?
Yes :tup
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Re: Radio Brian's New Location

Post by Albert H » Sun Oct 27, 2019 2:13 pm

FMEnjoyer wrote:
Fri Oct 25, 2019 2:29 pm
by looking alone the J pole looks like it is sturdily built.
It might be sturdy, but the dimensions are obviously wrong and the feed points are much too low down. If they're getting anything close to 50Ω, it must be a "complex" match and may be a "conjugate" match - unlikely to correctly match a 50Ω transmitter output and feedline.

It's quick and easy to build a sturdy, correctly-matched J-pole - especially after you've done the first one!
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Re: Radio Brian's New Location

Post by BriansBrain » Mon Oct 28, 2019 11:00 am

Albert H wrote:
Sun Oct 27, 2019 2:13 pm
FMEnjoyer wrote:
Fri Oct 25, 2019 2:29 pm
by looking alone the J pole looks like it is sturdily built.
It's quick and easy to build a sturdy, correctly-matched J-pole - especially after you've done the first one!
Albert I would love to build one but... :roll:

Like I mentioned before...
I could not build or should I say do any forms of testing at 96.8Mhz at my premises as the place is buzzing with strong RF every day.
So the hassle for me would be to find someone who would not mind me coming round to test an antenna :?
Plus I don't have an Antenna analyzer :o

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Re: Radio Brian's New Location

Post by house-every-weekend » Mon Nov 18, 2019 5:39 pm

Big up to the Radio Brian crew - very unique radio

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Re: Radio Brian's New Location

Post by BriansBrain » Tue Nov 19, 2019 12:30 pm

house-every-weekend wrote:
Mon Nov 18, 2019 5:39 pm
Big up to the Radio Brian crew - very unique radio
Thanks... :tup

BTW: The Crew you mentioned... that would be Me :smoke
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Re: Radio Brian's New Location

Post by surefm » Sun Feb 02, 2020 5:27 pm

I have one of them J poles, every time it rain the SWR went sky high, didn't have a Antenna analyser to fully test it but wouldn't use it again for transmitting, did look well made though.

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Re: Radio Brian's New Location

Post by BriansBrain » Tue Feb 04, 2020 12:20 pm

surefm wrote:
Sun Feb 02, 2020 5:27 pm
I have one of them J poles, every time it rain the SWR went sky high, didn't have a Antenna analyser to fully test it but wouldn't use it again for transmitting, did look well made though.
Well. . . I decided to pass on getting on of them J poles :roll:

And. . . I'm still having good results with my Dipole ;)
Dipole on Water Tower - Thin.JPG
Also ...
As I don't have the possibility to make or should I say to tune, test
or adjust my own antenna because there so much RF around the
place as ''Brian'' is on air all day every day.

So... I'm thinking for going for a Dominator
https://fmbroadcastantenna.com/dominator.html
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Expensive but...
It should come pre-tuned so Brian's off air time should be minimum.

And it looks OK in the rain...


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Re: Radio Brian's New Location

Post by thewisepranker » Tue Feb 04, 2020 12:54 pm

Surely you can be off air for a few hours to tune up an aerial.

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Re: Radio Brian's New Location

Post by BriansBrain » Tue Feb 04, 2020 6:48 pm

thewisepranker wrote:
Tue Feb 04, 2020 12:54 pm
Surely you can be off air for a few hours to tune up an aerial.
Well it's not only me...
Up the road +/- 90m away I have 99.6 - SER Maspalomas at 4KW :whistle
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They blast directly into my antenna location :?
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