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[TowerTalk] What about hams with small lots???

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Subject: [TowerTalk] What about hams with small lots???
From: (Tom Rauch)
Date: Sun, 2 Sep 2001 13:50:53 -0400
> My solution for my 50' x 100' lot is going to be an 88' dipole, with
> the feed at about 45' [if I ever get it up!].  The ends will be
> between 25 & 30' up and will probably zig-zag somewhat.  They will
> also run more or less parallel and within 20 to 25 feet of a bunch of
> residential power lines... This will be fed with 300 ohm twin lead. 
> I'm not expecting stellar performance, but it should get me on the
> air.

That is an excellent system for a restricted lot,  especially if you 
drop the feedline straight down to earth and put in a good ground 
system (or the best ground system you can do).

You can cover all bands by tying the feeders together and using it 
as a vertical on 160 and 80, and a dipole on the other bands. The 
switching system can be very simple.

I'd wager that antenna would blow away any other system you 
could fit in that area for low bands.

73, Tom W8JI 

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