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I would have to say, I made a antenna based on the magnum.. using the calculator excel sheet in the forum.. It did work and got out a radius of a couple of blocks…
I changed the mast to a adjustable one like the sstran uses, mine was of 1″ and 3/4″ copper pipe.. after tuning i get out about a 1/4 mile raduis from my antenna.
So the tunable antenna does help.. I do feel this adjustablility of the coil and mast can make it perform much better..
Im going to build a new coil as the sstran site recommends and use the same ground mounted system and the same gound radial system.. so for the coment above, that should qualify.
Right now im covering town durring the day and at nigh i get beat on by the big guns out there..
I will build this once my wood burner is installed, the weather is getting cold and the free heat will help pay for the TX hobby 🙂