Well, thanks for all the answers to my query!!
>Why put up an antenna that weighs more than a dipole, is not as
>efficient as a dipole and a dipole will cover the whole band under 2: to 1
I was under the impression that a double bazooka would have a wider
>remember though it is 72-75 ohm not 50 and it may have
>foil shield instead of copper braid and be hard to work with
I have used the RG-59 that is spec'ed out by the local cable TV
company for construction use (It is supplied by them)
Yes, it is hard to work with, but bin der dun dat.
>Wow, another lightning topic!
No, Tom, no! Please make it stop!!!
(OK, now on to Tom's good comments)
>Seriously, the Bazooka is VERY bad theory
I didn't know this when I started dreaming up my
>we measured it, and we concluded it did nothing at all.
>It had no more bandwidth than a dipole made from thick wire.
>It required a balun just the same as any other dipole.
>It was no quieter.
>It was, as far as I could tell, just a little bit less
Got to love guys who know how to test things and come to
well thought out conclusions.
>You can either connect it like a Bazooka or
>just like a chunk of wire, and it will work the same.
I've got more #12 wire hanging around than I know what
to do with. Humm, maybe I now know what to do with some of it.
>So it may be free, but it may not be of much use in your ham station.
But, free is good!!
So in the end I will be building a wire di-pole with the material at
hand rather than scrounging.
Again, thanks guys.
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