PORTABLE SLINKY DIPOLE HF,SWL, HAM ANTENNA Item number: 3074542913
on ebay right now. Also someone in saint Louis makes them but doesn't call
them slinky antennas cant remember what he calls it but sells them on ebay
from time to time. The one above is not one of his. seems like his price
was more like 45 dollars or so. this one is at 27 now and I would be
surprised if he isn't making them so the supply would be "unlimited".
73, de Jim KG0KP
----- Original Message -----
From: "Rob Atkinson, K5UJ" <email@example.com>
Sent: Monday, February 02, 2004 8:55 AM
Subject: [TowerTalk] coiled antennas
> Coiled antennas (a.k.a. slinkys, a.k.a. giant rubber ducks) were
> in the ham magazines around 20 years ago. Someone made them commercially,
> forget whom. I have not seen them advertized in a long time. They
> to be somewhat popular for awhile with folks looking for something that
> would resonate at long wavelengths in a limited space, i.e. indoors across
> an apt. living room/dining room & fastened to the ceiling. I heard once
> that it was not a good idea to use these things for any sort of high
> power--you'd want to limit yourself to no more than exciter power with one
> because of the QRO voltage peaks along the coils, arcing, setting drywall
> fire, and the field/flux making everything nearby go haywire. Outside I
> expect they'd droop a lot and swing around in the wind unless you ran
> dacron through them to hold them up.
> I've just given you the extent of my slinky knowledge.
> Rob Atkinson
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