Re: Reception on Grundig G3 NOT Amazingly Improved with new 80 Ft Longwire Antenna


--- In ultralightdx@..., Graeme Zimmer <gzimmer@...> wrote:

> The only way to reduce the Shortwave over-driving was to wrap the
Antenna Jumper around the Radio instead of clipping it to the Aerial,
then it wasn't so bad.

- As Jay said, use the antenna input, that is what it is there for.
Connection direct to the whip is far too sensitive.

- Use the attenuator switch, or wire up a simple potentiometer as a
variable attenuator.

- If images and breakthrough are still a problem, hook up a simple
antenna tuner.

.................... Zim
Thanks for the great comments guys. One of my local experts here advised me that this is a classic case of "Front End Overload" which he says is experienced with the cheaper radios. I have an Antenna Tuner - an MFJ 16010 which I used years ago but it does nothing to stop that 50,000 watt 680 Hz blowtorch interference on the Shortwave Bands with the 80 Ft Antenna. I will wire up a jack to the Antenna Input and see what happens. Thanks.

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