I have a question about our Comet CA-712EFC antenna.
Here are the supplied instructions
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They say to make a loop or two with the coax.
I was wandering the reason for this?
Also has anyone using this antenna added the loop?
Will it affect the propagation pattern?
We did add the loop, app 18-24" diameter
and down from the antenna app 24"
We are running a desktop base/repeater @40W
with a internal duplexer
70' Commscope LFD4-50A coax
Comet 712 with the base at 25' above the ground (& we live on a good hill)
We are getting good clear communications across down town (app 7miles) to a Baofeng GMRS V1 HT
so I think our setup is all good.
Any thoughts on this loop?