Welcome to the reflector, one of the most informative in all of
As a Novice ham operator back in the 1760's, when we used to work late
night DX by candlelight, I had a three-band spiderweb antenna, which is what
we called the dipole you described. It had separate wires for 80, 40 and 20
(15M worked well on 40 without another wire set.) There was nothing special
about the design. (I didn't know enough at that time to think it wouldn't
My suggestion would be to install the antenna in the clear (as much as
you can arrange), and test it on the bands. Just make sure you provide a
bit of separation between/among all the dipoles. A foot or two at both ends
between each dipole should be sufficient. You can even spread them out
horizontally as well as vertically.
Once you get the antenna up, let us all know how well you're doing with
Gene Smar AD3F
----- Original Message -----
From: "Tim Holmes" <W8TAH@Zoominternet.net>
Sent: Thursday, October 21, 2004 3:06 PM
Subject: [TowerTalk] New Member - Need help with an antenna design
> Hi Folks
> 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 tuner.
> 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 plans etc.
> Thanks for your time
> Tim Holmes
> Amateur Extra Operator
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See: http://www.mscomputer.com for "Self Supporting Towers", "Wireless 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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