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[TowerTalk] Need ideas for 80M "traps" or "coil"

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Subject: [TowerTalk] Need ideas for 80M "traps" or "coil"
From: (Frank Norton KB8XU)
Date: Sat, 15 Sep 2001 01:35:29 -0400
Hello to all,

I was able to purchase a Spi-Ro D-162 dipole for less than the cost to buy 
the wire, center insulator, and dog bones for hanging the14G 
copperweld--local ham didn't realize what 205' looks like, hi hi.

The dipole is very well built except the traps for 80M are rated at only 
600 watts.  My thought is to purchase or wind traps that would handle 1KW+ 
SWR fluctuations.  Weight and size seem the limiting factors here, 
agree?  A coaxial wound traps/coils would probably weigh 8-10 lbs each 
using RG 211.  Teflon might work, yes?  Others perhaps?

My hopes are to use the dipole in various configurations--full wave on 40 
M--1/2 wave on 80M, Last but most important drooping ends to finish the 
full length (perhaps 16' at each end or?  It will fit almost as a flat top 
at 40-45 feet, I have to bend it slightly in the horizontal plane to access 
support structures.

Any suggestions for coil or trap loading appreciated.

Tnx es 73 de Frank KB8XU 

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