John: A real "Inverted Vee" is an end fed wire that
is precisely a half rhombic, several wavelengths long, and
terminated on the far end.
It was originally called the "Collins Antenna", but that gave
way to Inverted Vee. What hams call an inverted vee is
just a drooping dipole, called inverted vee because of it's
From: John Brosnahan <email@example.com>
To: firstname.lastname@example.org <email@example.com>
Date: Tuesday, April 28, 1998 4:41 AM
Subject: Re: [TowerTalk] New Discussion Topic: Dipole secrets
>>(An Inverted V is really a half-Rhombic turned on its side, with the
>>earth forming the other half. Somehow we started calling droopy
>>dipoles Invereted V's.)
>An inverted V is a reasonable description of the antenna that is
>based on a dipole. Calling it a " half-Rhombic turned on its side"
>is not only more clumsy to say it is also technically incorrect.
>The rhombic has legs that are MULTIPLE 1/4 Wavelengths on
>a side (when used in the resonant mode without a termination),
>whereas the inverted V has only a SINGLE 1/4 wave on a side.
>In the non-resonant mode the rhombic still has legs MUCH longer
>that a 1/4 wavelength and requires terminations--something that is
>never done with an inverted V.
>73 John W0UN
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