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“Could this type antenna be used with the Talking House Transmitter?”
In a word … absolutely not.
1) Take a look at the last paragraph … this is intended as a receiver antenna. To transmit on such an antenna it would need to be 1/4 wave, or about 150 feet, and it would be horizontally polarized, and, most of all …
2) It’s illegal … Part 15 transmitter systems cannot have an antenna longer than 3 meters (about 10′) INCLUDING the transmission line and the ground lead. Somehow, the TH was certified to use its ATU/antenna with a 75ohm TV cable, probably because the tuner is not inside the cabinet (except with the 10′ wire antenna that hooks up to a different part of the circuit as mentioned below).
“I think it can plug into the wire antenna port on the transmitter.”
You mean the connection for the 10′ wire antenna that comes with it? NO-NO … the circuitry inside is for matching the 10′ wire. You don’t want to change the length of that wire at all.
The F connector for the external antenna system is another story. You still can’t hook up an antenna longer than 3 meters, which is very short for mid-band wavelengths, especially since the output to final can’t be more than 100 mw (or 1/10th watt), but you can purchase the ATU for the TH tx, or maybe build one.
The whole idea of unlicensed radio is about preventing interference with licensed radio, or with other appliances which might receive it unintentionally, so it is severely restricted. I’m mostly OK with that, because it makes it all the more challenging,