Tuesday, May 29, 2018

Rebuild MFJ-1622 Apartment Antenna for Ham Radio HF. Post #1507.


If you can't see the video, please enter this title URL into your browser search box: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hSOt9KRooek.

The MFJ-1622 Apartment Antenna has been around for several years, and can be modified to improve its performance on any Amateur Radio band from 40 meters through 2 meters.  The antenna is a good choice for those of use operating in deed-restricted properties governed by HOAs and CC&Rs.

In this well-thought out tutorial, "North Carolina Prepper" shows us how to improve the basic design of the MFJ-1622 so it performs at a higher level.

I have one of these antennas for portable and emergency use, and  find the antenna works a lot better if you replace the coax feed line with RG-8X and attach a radial wire for each band of use. Of course, changing the tap on the coil would be the first step in upgrading this antenna, but using better coax and using a few radial wires wouldn't hurt, either.  The video does an excellent job of making this basic design better.

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Aloha es 73 de Russ (KH6JRM).

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Aloha es 73 de Russ (KH6JRM).