Your G5RV should work on the WARC Bands.
So does an 80M dipole, fed with *either* ladder line OR coax.
One of my favorite high band antennas is a 20M dipole (34ft)
center fed with ladder line. It has a figure 8 pattern on ALL bands
from 10 through 30 Meters.
The Cushcraft D3W is a nice 30M coax fed trap aluminum dipole
that can be mounted on a mast above a tribander of side mounted
on a tower leg.
On Tue, 16 Jul 2002 05:49:09 -0700 "Kevin Nathan" <email@example.com>
> Hi All,
> Earlier this summer, I purchased a Broadbander antenna from W9Inn
> erected it this past weekend. I am not blessed with unlimited space
> antennas so this one went up in place of my trusty G5RV. This
> antenna works
> on 40, 80 and 160 meters. My son and I put in a modest radio system
> of 8
> radials under it. On air tests showed it was resonant about where
> it should
> have been according to the frequencies I gave to Bill, W9INN.
> On air tests were disappointing indeed. The only band on which it
> lived up
> to my expectations was 160. On 80 comments ranged from "get a new
> to a gentle "you're not as loud as usual". Tests on 40 were
> similar. I should note these were at all distances. Now, Many may
> I am criticizing the antenna. This is not the case. I believe the
> lies in my installation situation in which I had the antenna running
> vertically for 45 feet at a maximum distance at the base of 6 feet
> from my
> 50 foot 25G and coming as close as 3 and a half feet at the top. I
> the tower was absorbing my signal on 80 and 40.
> Now, for the suggestions I seek. I am going to send this antenna
> back, use
> my G5RV for rag chewing on 80 and 40 and shunt feed my tower for 160
> and 80
> meter DXing. The G5RV seems to work pretty well for DX on 40. I
> have a
> tribander for 20, 15 and 10 so am in need of a good antenna for the
> bands. This needs to be either a wire antenna or a vertical. Does
> on the list have any suggestions as to what I might use? Are there
> verticals out there made just for the WARC bands? I've been looking
> on the
> internet and seen a couple of references but no one says what the
> I would certainly appreciate any assistance here or suggestions.
> much to all and 73.
> Kevin, K7RX :)
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