The RS Mag Mount (Trying stuff Found Stuff )

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737mech

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I've tried many antennas and I thought I might help others by posting what I have found out by using them. First of all they are good for scanners. I have tried and tried to perfect my signals from a nearby AFB and Airport. After reading the post about RS Mag Mount Fix I decided to check into it. Wow! I never knew what was wrong until now. I found my center element/conductor was loose!!! Do not worry about the plastic film on the bottom of the base, tear it off and have a look for yourself. I used foil tape to replace. I decided to delete all my bnc adaptors and just use terminal rings soldered to directly connect to the antenna. I crimped the shield to the base lug (Rivot deleted bolt installed) So basically I no longer use the factory coax lead to bnc etc. I now have a direct rg6-QS to the antenna about 75 feet long. Of course my reception improved 100 percent. However I have a few more things to try. I lengthened the antenna by using the 20-012 MOD and after that I replaced the top element with the RS 20-043 discone top element. Whole lot of trying stuff out. I'm still doing great with VHF LOW (Airband) and everything trunked 800-900 is awesome. 400 bands no problem.

Monday I will test UHF on the Military freqs (No flying this weekend)

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trying stuff found stuff

By taking away the connectors and going straight to the antenna with my rg-6qs I think helped, the 20-012 mod did help in higher bands but not as I I wanted in VHF Airband so I went back to the original lengths. Still working on some other things and I will post them soon.
 
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