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Hi Rich Remember Guys don’t stay closed minded about thing be open minded when building antennas you be surprise in results thinking out of the box !
Here are answer to your question i hope it helps you.
You tested the Rangemaster with first the 102 inch whip antenna, and then ran the same test with a 12awg wire.. THAT’S CORRECTED !
( used a national panasonic DR-49 ) Receiver is 25 feet away from the transmitter the 102 inch whip antenna outperformed the 12 awg wire antenna in signal strength. THAT’S CORRECTED !
But when you ran the same test but went driving around the neiborhood the 12awg wire outperformed the 102 inch whip antenna. THAT”S CORRECTED !
My first question is how long was the 12awg wire?
Answer to your fist question: The antenna is about 10 foot long but it’s how it’s constructed and formed !
My second question: were both test done under the same conditions? Such as same weather, same time frame, same transmitter location, position, height and power and feed?
Answer to second question: EVERYTHING WAS THE SAME , THATS HOW I TEST AND THATS HOW EVERONE SHOULD TEST AND ALSO KEEP NOTES !
My third question is, are you serious?
Answer to third question I’M VERY SERIOUS !
I’ll give you an idea, how does commerical am station work, the answer in front of you it runs with either 1 antenna or 2 or more and if you have 2 or more you have a beam antenna!
Here your answer i made the 12 awg wire antenna as a BEAM antenna that’s why it out preform the 102 inch whip antenna !
Here is another story i saw in person it was made for 2 meter ham radio handheld it was minature beam antenna Aprox 6 inches long by 4 iches tall, and i heard so many hams say i won’t work but i hung around and saw a man hit a repeater 20 mile away with full quieting.
Keep in mind just because people say there no way it will work give a try you will be surprise !
I always had beam antennas and dipole antennas and always had found beams preformance are way better than dipole antenna and think about using horzonital antenna they will give you more range than a vertical antenna.
have fun jeff