I just finished helping a ham erect a fan dipole for 40 & 80m. Tuned on 80
fine. NG on 40. When we swung one leg of the 40 to 90 degrees from the 80m
element it tuned fine. It works so good <grin> he is in the process of
replacing the 40m portion with a 2 element yagi.
de Paul, W8AEF
[mailto:email@example.com] On Behalf Of Tim Holmes
Sent: Thursday, October 21, 2004 7:06 PM
Subject: [TowerTalk] New Member - Need help with an antenna design
I'm trying to put some work into my antenna system before winter really gets
going, and I am looking to redsign my multi-band dipole. I am strongly
considering a fan type dipole cut for the center of the General band on 80,
40, 20, 15, 10. I use and IC706MKIIG, and have LDG AT11mp (I think) auto
The antenna will be hung roughtly north south at about 30 feet, and will
have a 20 degree dogleg to the west in the north half.
I realize that a dipole is nowhere as good as a beam etc, but I cant put up
a beam, and I can put up a dipole, so I need some suggestions, or links to
Thanks for your time
Amateur Extra Operator
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