I, too, am interested in loading a (future) tribander's boom on 40, so
I read some QST articles referred to in previous threads on the subject.
Apparently, the Yagi's Refl and Dir elements must be electrically connected
to the boom; insulated elements a' la Force 12, Skyhawk won't form the
"horizontally-bent-at-the-ends dipole" that the technique requires. All you
have to play with as a radiating element for these and similar Yagis is the
boom, however long it is.
Anyone have any experience in loading insulated-element Yagis this way?
I hope I'm wrong; I'm going to be disappointed if I can't use the
above-mentioned antennas on 40/30. :>(
Gene Smar AD3F
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Date: Wednesday, August 11, 1999 4:13 PM
Subject: Re: [TowerTalk] Stacked tri-banders and 40m dipole - which
>On Wed, 11 Aug 1999 12:07:26 -0700 "Curtis, David B"
>>So... why can't one build a 40M dipole and then use it *directly*
>>as the boom for a tri-bander?
>If you search the Towertalk archives, you will find a very
>nice article on gamma-matching the boom of a tribander for
>use on 40 meters. Apparently it works quite well.
>Dave Hachadorian, K6LL
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