If you want to nit pick a few watts, get ulcers, or worry a lot, try
to optimize by adjusting the antenna with a micrometer. If you want a
more practical approach, just put it together for the low end of the
band. If you want to go up to the high end and you radio does not
like the increase in SWR, use a tuner.....
Other things, like height, and radiation resistance are more important
to how effective it will be...
> I'm building up a new Cushcraft 40-2CD this weekend. Lately I've
> discussion of compromise dimensions for the cw and ssb band
> Should I expect any degradation in cw performance due to the
> dimensions? Is there anyone out there who has used both the factory
> dimensions and the compromise dimensions? Are the compromise
> worth it for someone who operates 95% cw?
> I formerly used a 2-el Hygain (Discoverer Series, I think it's
> tuned for cw. Farther up the band, it acted like a dipole. I don't
> want to give away that much performance this time.
> (kayMOO, one of the Minnesota Bovine Contesters, along with AC0W)
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