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“A four-element cage monopole has been described as placing four 10-foot antennas in parallel, a practice which lowers the resulting impedance.”
I would hope so … isn’t that what it’s supposed to do?
“Because of that the tuning gets adjusted accordingly. With an SStran3000, for example, it might even be cause for making the modification for lowered impedance operation described in the manual.”
Yep, it’s going to need a loading coil. The questions become:
1) How do we attach the wires of the cage to it?
2) How to measure for a match?
3) Will matching with the coil and whatever else (air cap?) to get it to resonance kill too much of our miniscule power?
Indicators are such that I think it could work to advantage, but figuring the physical dimensions, wire gauge and number of turns, inductance Q and impedance, etc. hasn’t been so easy, at least for me.