Being "smart" per se is more about asking the right question(s) and giving thekc8syo said:Sorry Dick I never said I was a smart Ham LOL. Thanks everyone for the help.
Congrats on being a straight shooter. I was reading this, and about to do the math and post as well.to the OP,
for 1/4 wave, 866-869 MHz would be 3.24-3.23 inches (2808/freq= length in inches)
Can't believe anyone couldn't answer your OP with a simple math equation!
If you are having reception issues, there are a number of things that would be more useful to consider before trimming the elements on your antenna.I have one very simlar to ST 2 and wish to CUT it down for Ohio MARCS as an outside antenna. what should I do to sacrifice this to get some reception. I dont care about Multiband reception strickly 700-800 range, any ideas how much to chop and where would be appreciated, Thanks