Date registered: Dec 1998
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Re: Upgraded phone support maybe!
Just to let you know, your anonomous friend is quite right: a signal is a signal is a signal, and the chances of a 800Mhz antenna not working with a 1900 Mhz transmitter are too small to worry about. There might be SWR and load-matching concerns, but since the capacitive-output type VHF/UHF circut became standard more them 20 years ago, this is no longer a valid concern.<br> And even back then, let me tell you how (un)important perfectly matched antennas are: in the late 1960's a ham radio friend of mine was assigned to a research project high in the Andes, and he of course took his ham rig with him, in addition to a very expensive 'Thunderbird' brand yagi beam antenna. The first winter storm was no respecter of price tags, and blew the thing flat. My friend then fell back on plan B, and hoisted a simple metal pole of the right length for the 20 metre band-- the next storm blew that one flat too. In desperation, my friend loaded up TO AN OLD BED SPRING THAT HE FOUND IN THE TRASH, which was covered with rust and had only the virtue that it could be kept inside the building, safe from old man winter. According to the antenna manufacturers of the day, my friend should have had a maximum range of ten to twenty miles.<br> I had many pleasant, clear-as-a-bell conversations with him from my home in British Columbia-- ten thousand miles away!