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Re: [Antennaware] 20m dipole

To: Paul Young <>, <>
Subject: Re: [Antennaware] 20m dipole
From: Steve Harrison <>
Date: Sun, 09 Dec 2007 19:13:37 +0000
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At 07:05 PM 12/9/2007 -0000, Paul Young wrote:
>Hi all,
>        I'm new to the group and this is my first post (so be easy on me).
>Here in the UK I have been trying to find a single element rotary dipole 
>for 20m to put on my mast.
>It seems that no one sells them over here. 
>So I have decided to make my own.  I was thinking of using 2 half wave 
>CB dipoles back to back with the coils removed.
>Would I be best to feed them with a 1 to 1 balun or direct with coax?

A balun will help insure that RF current doesn't flow on the coax shield
and thus mess up the dipole's pattern.

Steve, K0XP
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