2nd EH L+L Antenna on a wooden table.
Saturday, 22nd February 2003.
Said and done! Then we wanted try out the EH Antenna without the coaxial feeder cable. With the absence of cable, how on earth can the cable that not exists, radiate!?! So I took the Impedance Bridge which has a built-in crystal controlled oscillator on Channel 23 (27,255 MHz). The RF output was adjusted to 10 mW in 50 Ohm. The EH Antenna was directly mounted on its coaxial jack. You can see the set-up on the picture to the left.
I left the oscillator on transmit, connected to a 3 Ah sealed lead accumulator via a short cable. Then I set off with the car and a portable radio to listen for the signal. At 1.7 km line of sight the signal boomed in. At 3 km there was a very strong signal in my portable CB Transceiver Zodiac P-2000. At a point 6 km away from the EH Antenna there was still a readable signal from these lousy 10 mW in the portable set.
The EH Antenna radiates! No doubt about it.