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    Quote Originally Posted by turnkey View Post
    You could use a Collins dipole ant. rig...We use it for the UHF/VHF rigs, we use with the AN/WSC-3 V (6) radio;s we use at the site....Currently we have 16 WSC;s for send /Rec here at Great Lakes ET A school....also use a auto Coupler to run 4 WSC's to one Dipole Collins ant. Have used the single ant rigs to 1 WSC-3 and it works out great...
    I'd be interested to see a pic of that antenna setup if you can post one or link to one. I still have a lot to learn, but I'm getting there a little at a time. I have very little knowledge about the military radios.
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    Hi,
    I just purchased the Harris antenna, I can confirm it's excellent for 144-148 and 430-440MHz ranges. Not tested it yeton the HF port, I want to try with a tuner for the 3-30MHZ .
    Not sure if I can post the link here, search eBay for "Harris RF-3183-AT013 30-512MHz HMMWV Vehicle Antenna Un-used In Box".

    Cheers,

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    Here are a few pictures of what I did:

    Duke antenna- stripped.
    Modified NMO mount
    No-groundplane dual band antenna.

    I'll post more of the pictures when I get home.
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    Are we going to see this at Plymouth?

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    Quote Originally Posted by muthabor View Post
    Hi,
    I just purchased the Harris antenna, I can confirm it's excellent for 144-148 and 430-440MHz ranges. Not tested it yeton the HF port, I want to try with a tuner for the 3-30MHZ .
    Not sure if I can post the link here, search eBay for "Harris RF-3183-AT013 30-512MHz HMMWV Vehicle Antenna Un-used In Box".

    Cheers,
    I'm using a Harris RF 390 which has the diplexer built in, so only one coax hookup on the bottom of the base. It may have slightly high SWR on 2 meter since my Icom ID-800h would cut the power back to mid (15w). No problems on 70cm band though. I haven't tried putting it on an analyzer to see what the actual SWR is for that range, but it still works great. I haven't looked at any published charts for the Harris RF 3183 to see what the SWR plots should be. Any idea where it is on 2m and 70cm bands?
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    I can not give you the SWR figures, I did not measured back then as I gave my SWR meter to some friend. I will check next week and post the results. I tested with 50W VHF and 35W UHF, the power was not cut and I was able to connect remote repeaters with excellent reports.

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