I think Tom and others will tell you that the double-bazooka is very lossy.
It has had widespread use over the years, but if you read the literature on
antenna efficiencies you will see that a random length dipole fed with open
wire line (say a 90' or 100' dipole on 80M) will be about 98% efficient as
far as antenna radiation is concerned. This is way more than a
double-bazooka, based on my memory of previous reading.
I think the double-bazooka gives you wide bandwidth (which some people think
is real important, and might be for certain situations) but it does this at
the expense of higher losses and less efficiency.
[mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org]On Behalf Of Ted Leaf
Sent: Friday, July 05, 2002 7:04 AM
Subject: [Towertalk] double bazooka
I am looking for a shorter wire antenna for 80M, other than a dipole. My
two trees are not far enough apart, only 100 feet apart and I prefer not to
let the ends hang down.
I heard about the Double Bazooka, which is supposed to have some gain.
Is anyone using one successfully? If so, I would like to hear about
Ted Leaf, K6HI
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