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[Towertalk] Fw: Shunt fed towers.on 80m maybe 160m

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Subject: [Towertalk] Fw: Shunt fed towers.on 80m maybe 160m
From: (Gavin Taylor GM0GAV)
Date: Thu, 8 Aug 2002 16:11:31 -0000
Hi Robert,

there was an article in Radcom in the late 80's on shunt feeding
towers, think it was by G3TKN?
He was using a P60 with tribander on top, and if my memory serves me
using it on 40, 80 & 160.

Would be worthwhile getting your hands on it. Good luck with the

73 Gavin

----- Original Message -----
From: "Robert Webb" <>
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Sent: Thursday, August 08, 2002 8:43 AM
Subject: [Towertalk] Fw: Shunt fed towers.on 80m maybe 160m

> OK Guys, i have read the literature at various sources, from
websites to
> ARRL antenna book ( best buy ) on how to shunt feed a tower. Now it
> doing it, a few things occurr to me.
> Should the shunt feed run exactly parallel to the tower.?
> Should the shunt feed be adjacent to a leg or a flat side ?
> How can i be certain that the tower is actually being used as a
> Maybe the shunt feed is acting as a vertical against the tower as a
> FYI the tower is a Versatower PB60 with a Cushcraft A3S on the top,
a 40m
> loop in a triangle config fed at the top is at the 55ft point, and a
> 2/70 vertical is on a side arm at abt 30ft. The sidearm is steel and
> electrically connected to the tower. I  intend to attach the Shunt
feed to
> this arm as it is directly above my ground termination conections.
> thoughts please, Thanks in advance,
> Robert Webb

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