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.
On Tue, 6 Aug 2002 "RCARIELLO" <RCARIELLO@si.rr.com> writes:
> 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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