[Boatanchors] Fwd: radio

john johnmb at nc.rr.com
Mon Aug 13 18:45:45 EDT 2012

I've got a 150 and a 1.

The 1 is undoubtedly a very small antenna for 10/15/20.  That's the good 
news. The bad news is it has virtually no directivity  and the bandwidth is 
quite small . No real surprises there.

That having been said, it DID allow me to get on the air with an easily 
rotatable antenna and it did match up as advertised. I recall pruning a 
couple spokes about 1/8" and got a noticeable jump in resonant frequency 
(it's tuned by trimming the capacity hats present at each trap.

Still have it in the crawlspace/basement I think

John K5MO

At 01:55 PM 8/13/2012, Michael Tortorella wrote:
>Mini-Products!  Blast from the past.  I just spend a few weeks running a
>Mini-Products C-4 short vertical (vacation setup) and was pleasantly
>surprised by the results.  Even worked a ZL (from Maine) during the IARU HF
>contest.  Only disappointment was (1)poor propagation for many days due to
>geomagnetic storms and (2)broke 2 of the "radials" off at the base due to
>sloppy operator (me, that is) handling.  Sort of a boatanchor antenna if
>there is such a thing.
>Mike W2IY
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>I think the HQ-150 had a crystal filter. Then there was the HQ-1 but that
>was an antenna by Mini-Products.
>Pete, wa2cwa
>On Mon, 13 Aug 2012 08:33:56 -0700 (PDT) Glen Zook <gzook at yahoo.com>
> > The HQ series was made by Hammarlund.  Most, but not all, of the
> > Hammarlund receivers with a crystal filter had an "X" at the end of
> > the model number.  A notable exception is the SP-600 series.  Those
> > with an "X" in the model number such as the SP-600-JX-17, had the
> > ability to have the frequency crystal controlled.
> >
> > Glen, K9STH
> >
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