Check out the posting by N4KG regarding slopers:
I referred to this info before I installed my half-sloper for 80M off my
tower. My wire works well, i.e., it shows resonance/lowest SWR around 3.65
MHz, is fairly broad (under 2:1 from 3.6 - 3.75 MHz or so), and sounds
louder than any other non-80M antenna I have.
Gene Smar AD3F
----- Original Message -----
From: "Bill Coleman" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
To: "Tower (K8RI)" <email@example.com>
Sent: Tuesday, December 28, 2004 10:47 AM
Subject: Re: [TowerTalk] Slopers, half slopers, (using the tower)
> On Sep 25, 2004, at 8:57 PM, Tower (K8RI) wrote:
> > Any one have experience with "half slopers"? (half of a half wave with
> > the tower serving as the other side)
> I have a half-sloper for 40m coming off my 15m tower at the 12m level.
> Performance was OK. It improved a lot when I when from 4 to 13 60 foot
> radials around the tower base for the 80m shunt feed.
> Seems to me a lot of the half-sloper is vertically polarized.
> Bill Coleman, AA4LR, PP-ASEL Mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
> Quote: "Not within a thousand years will man ever fly!"
> -- Wilbur Wright, 1901
> 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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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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