88′ EDZ Problems

In addition to the fall that my 88′ EDZ took, there now seem to be other problems. While connecting it to the KX3 this afternoon, I noticed that depending on how I handled the coax, the antenna would either “hear” or not. I immediately suspected a fault at the PL-259, so I replaced it. Unfortunately, it didn’t make a difference. That means there is most likely a fault in the coax a bit further back.

For now, I have pressed the W3EDP into service as “Antenna 2”. The Butternut HF9V still remains the primary antenna of choice with the wire as the alternate. When I get more time, I will have to cut the coax back a few feet and will solder on a new PL-259 to see if that makes a difference.
It’s always something! 
As an aside, I did work OA1/AL4Q on 30 Meters using the Butternut.
72 de Larry W2LJ
QRP – When you care to send the very least!
Larry Makoski, W2LJ, is a regular contributor to AmateurRadio.com and writes from New Jersey, USA. Contact him at [email protected].

2 Responses to “88′ EDZ Problems”

  • Gary ke2yk:

    Always interested to hear from other Hams using a KX3. Love mine and been into QRP for many years. Recently picked up a PAR EndFedz 10-20-40 and been having a ball working Europe and South America. 72 ke2yk

  • Randy K4LJA:

    Hey Larry — always enjoy your posts. Maybe someday soon you can give us your impressions of the W3EDP as well as your 88′ EDZ. We all love reading about antennas.

    Thanks and have a great year.

    Randy K4LJA in Monroe, Louisiana

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