In a message dated 98-04-27 17:29:57 EDT, firstname.lastname@example.org writes:
<< What are your dipole secrets? The dipole is one of the simplest antennas
ham radio. What are your secrets of putting up, tuning, pruning and
operating from a dipole. Now, don't laugh. I bet there are some pretty
good comments out there.
Well, simple antenna - simple answer. A horizontal dipole works
wonderfully. Droop the ends into an inverted vee or some other configuration
and it won't work as well.
> How come mine don't work? >>
The ends droop? You've got it pointed in the wrong direction?
After being inactive for the service, college, getting married, etc., I
got the bug to get back on the air. K7WA came over and in a couple of hours we
put up a RS mast and a couple of dipoles (horizontal) fed at the same point
(all connected together). My first contact was JA - I was elated! The entry in
my logbook till reads "WIRES WORK!" Twenty years later I still remember the
whole dipole episode.
Trap vertical? We don't need no stinking trap vertical.
Cheers, Steve K7LXC
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