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[TowerTalk] dipole bandwidth

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Subject: [TowerTalk] dipole bandwidth
From: (Pete Smith)
Date: Wed, 29 Apr 1998 16:05:34 -0400
At 11:33 AM 4/29/98 -0400, Pete Smith wrote:
>A local OF (no names please) reports good success in broadbanding his
>80-meter dipole.  Sez he feeds it with 50-ohm line, cut by formula for
>3650, and inserts a quarter-wave of 75-ohm coax a quarter wave down from
>the feedpoint.  He says it produces a double-humped SWR curve that never
>approaches 1:1 but stays between 2:2 from 3500-3800.

Sorry, I meant to say "below 2:1 from 3500-3800."

73,  Pete Smith N4ZR
In wild, wonderful, fairly rare WEST Virginia

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