On Tue, 10 Jul 2001 "Harry A. Hodges" <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
> Hi All,
> I just finished reading through my antenna file articles about the
> antenna, including one by the man himself. In none of them could I
> find any
> claim of gain over a standard dipole. This seems logical in that the
> is in essence a "dipole", albeit a multi-band one.
See my previous note on the subject.
The G5RV acts as a simple dipole on 80 and 40M only.
On the higher frequencies, it acts as various types of
LONG WIRES which have multiple lobes and some
slight gain in the major lobes, which is frequency
and length dependent.
I recommend reading about Long Wire antennas
in the OLD (smaller) ARRL Antenna Books (1970's).
They ARE good and useful antennas if you understand
their patterns and combine enough fixed wire antennas
for complete coverage.
FWIW, I have worked over 320 countries on each
of the WARC bands using 80 and 20M dipoles fed
with ladder line and Johnson Matchboxes.
de Tom N4KG
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