Bringing up the interesting question as to why this incredibly useful
technique isn't mentioned more prominently in the ARRL handbook?
There's lots of talk about trimming/pruning the length of an antenna, which
certainly implies cutting off the wire. I haven't searched the latest
handbook, but in my 10 year old one, I don't see any mention of folding and
----- Original Message -----
Sent: Wednesday, December 01, 2004 4:25 AM
Subject: Re: [TowerTalk] adjusting insulated wire dipole
> At 13:08 01.12.2004, dennis o'connor wrote:
> >That is the way I have always done it, and everyone I know does it that
> >way... Yes, there will be a small increase in capacitive loading, but you
> >won't notice it as you adjust the lengths... Once you have it tuned, wrap
> >the extra wire tightly enough that it won't blow in the wind, leave it
> >go operate...
> >Denny - k8do
> its also the way I adjust all the driven elements in the
> spiderbeam and every customer has done so since we
> started distributing the kits - works just fine for everyone
> 73 Con DF4SA
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