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[TowerTalk] baluns and wire antenna

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Subject: [TowerTalk] baluns and wire antenna
From: (Charles H. Harpole)
Date: Tue, 30 Dec 1997 22:56:40 -0500 (EST)
I must have the only 75 meter sloper that works the first time I put it
up.  I tied the shield to the tower leg a foot below the top, and ran the
other end (60 ft or so, can't remember, but it was half of a half wave
dimension at 3.8) to the place where the fence ended.  Made the angle at
the top about 45 degrees.  Worked like a champ in Texas.  I duplicated
this set up here in Fla.--ran the end to where the bush was--and it works
like a champ. Beats a dipole dimensioned interved V most always.  Why do
"they" say it is difficult?  (PS my tower is crank up 70 footer, no ground
at bottom except as via concrete and no other special treatment.)

73, K4VUD

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