> I've seen ads for a Barker/Williamson folded dipole for 160 thru 10.
> It's only 90 some feet overall.
> Anyone use this design and does it work.
> Does anyone have formulas/instructions for making something like this.
> I'm real estate challenged and even a modest folded dipole performance would
> beat what I have for 160/80.
I played with one of these years ago.
At the top center of the dipole there is a big 800 ohm non-inductive
resistor. What you really have is a dummy load with a very lossy
transmission line feeding it. Before the flames begin, I did not say
it doesn't work....I made many contacts as a kid with a Heathkit AT-1
feeding a light bulb through 50 feet of zip cord.
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