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Date: Tue, 6 Aug 2002 20:12:46 -0600
When I was operation /9 back in 1970, I used a 48 ft push up mast
with a 10 ft TV mast extension as a 1/2 Wave vertical on 40M fed
with an L network against a ground rod.  It was a very effective DX
antenna.  I didn't do a lot of domestic work with it but would expect
that close in stations would be stronger on a dipole.  I didn't use it
on 80M but that could be done with a relay (or aligator clip) to 
switch the coax and the addition of some (30) radials.

Tom  N4KG

On Tue, 6 Aug 2002  "RCARIELLO" <> writes:
> Dink,
> Why bother putting up two antennas?
> Put up the full size 1/4 wave vertical for 80 meters. Then use it as 
> a base feed 1/2 wave vertical for 40 meters.
> Rich AA2MF

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