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Re: [TowerTalk] Hustler mobile resonators dipole

To: "Scott Fike" <>, <>
Subject: Re: [TowerTalk] Hustler mobile resonators dipole
From: "Tom Rauch" <>
Reply-to: Tom Rauch <>
Date: Mon, 18 Oct 2004 07:39:21 -0400
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>   Specifically, I have been thinking of using two 80 meter
> Hustler/Newtronics mobile resonators fastened back to back
in a dipole
> configuration. Only instead of putting them in the more
common horizontal
> configuration, I was wanting to orient them in the
vertical position.


My suggestion would be you do something different.

You will have much poorer efficiency with a vertical dipole
of loaded elements compared to a similar height and coil
style antenna worked as a Marconi against a good ground

 If you can, you might consider as large a ground system as
you can muster (as many straight radials as you can fit, or
a screen) and a Marconi antenna. You will have less ground
loss, less feedline radiation, wider bandwidth, and better
antenna efficiency if you keep the same overall height and
use the antenna as a Marconi. The only thing you have to do
that is more work is install a ground of some type.

A vertical dipole is workable, but decoupling the feedline
is a chore and the losses are pretty high with two mobile
antennas back-to-back.

73 Tom


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