Sunday, December 9, 2007

Marconi Adapter

This is the Marconi adapter and its connection on the back of the tuner. The theory can be seen in that that the shield and the center conductor are both terminated on the wire connector of the tuner. The antenna, a traditional half-wave dipole, then acts as a single wire with the station ground providing the "other side" of the circuit. The feed line is connected to the adapter by a female RG-8 connector.

The adapter has worked well so far. Good signal reports from Birmingham, West-Central Mississippi, and Georgia. Time will tell just how well it "hears".

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

My adaptor has been facing the same problem and I have been doing the same changes with that. I am pretty sure that it is the only way which can be used to increase the life of this gadget.