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[Towertalk] The Snake Antenna

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Subject: [Towertalk] The Snake Antenna
From: (Pete Smith)
Date: Fri, 14 Jun 2002 12:48:38 -0400
At 11:23 AM 6/14/02 -0500, Dale L Martin wrote:

>I did a search on for 'snake antenna' and found these two:

Unfortunately, one of them has never used the antenna, and both discuss 
only the form (far end shorted, near end with only the center conductor 
connected to the RX) which is nothing more than a very expensive single 
wire laid on the ground.  ON4UN's book probably has the definitive comment 
on this antenna -- he even tried one with a single wire 250 meters long, 
lain on the ground, and found it to have Beverage-type directivity, but 
very low output compared to a regular Beverage.

73, Pete N4ZR

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