You might try simply a horizontal dipole, using the 66 foot tower as center
support, and preferably getting the ends also up as high as possible (as
little V as possible). I'm using a 80M dipole that way; middle up about 65
feet and ends at 50 feet or so; I'm using tall trees for support. This
dipole works better for DX than a full size 80M wire vertical, with 52 x
130' radials, that I also have here.
73 George W5VU
----- Original Message -----
From: Van Fair <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Sent: Thursday, March 06, 2003 12:56 PM
Subject: [TowerTalk] vertical dipole for 3.8 MHZ
> Anyone have any experience with a vertical dipole for 75 meters. I can
hang a vertical wire off my tower from 66 feet and feed it at any point. The
problem is that this is too short on 3.8 MHZ. I can put an extra 28 or so
feet horizontally at the top and bottom in a Z or C arrangement to make it a
full half wave but is there a better way? I would prefer to feed with coax
and a balun. Ground wires are out of the question so if I am to have a
vertical I think it probably must be a dipole. Would a short dipole with
loading coils in each side suspended vertically be any better than one with
partially horizontal elements. ANY THOUGHTS??
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Weather Stations", and lot's more. Call Toll Free, 1-800-333-9041 with any
questions and ask for Sherman, W2FLA.
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