Simple modification for increasing HT performance
by adding a counterpoise to an HT
Thought you might like this helpful fix for your HT
to increase its performance.
I did some studying on
how to get an old Radio shack HT model HTX-420 to TX and
RX better. I added a counterpoise for the HT antenna
and now I can at least get into and talk on the local repeater from my
home. Before the addition of the counterpoise, to the HT, I
could key the repeater but no audio. I did some research and decided
to try the counterpoise. A counterpoise is a conductor used as a
substitute for ground in an antenna system.
Remove the antenna.
Next take a multi-meter and with one probe on the ground of the antenna
and check for a screw in the chassis that has continuity with the antenna
ground. Connect the wire to this screw. Make sure to test
continuity after securing the wire/connector with the screw.
That's all there is to it. 73, K5LUO
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