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[TenTec] Vertical Dipole for 80/160m

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Subject: [TenTec] Vertical Dipole for 80/160m
From: "Barrett Thompson" <barrettthompson@comcast.net>
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Date: Fri, 7 Jan 2011 15:21:12 -0500
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The discussion about vertical dipoles has been very enlightening.  For some
time I've been eyeing the following vertical dipole (that's what it really
is, even though the author calls it a Double-L) for 80m + 160m.  The key
innovation is that you can 'bend' the ends of any dipole without affecting
the radiation pattern too much, so why not bend them for the VD and shorten
the height requirement needed to get that VD up in the first place?
This could work on a 40m VD as well, so even with far less height than 66
ft. plus ground clearance, one could have a great performer -- perhaps with
as little as 40 ft. of vertical height available.
Barrett / KE4R
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