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Re: [TowerTalk] 80 meter dipole on 160

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Subject: Re: [TowerTalk] 80 meter dipole on 160
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Date: Sun, 16 Jan 2005 12:09:46 -0600
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On Sun, 16 Jan 2005 12:53:04 -0500, Steve wrote:

>I have 80 and 40 meter dipoles on a common center insulator. They are 
>fed with about 60 ft of open wire transmission line whose characteristic 
>impedance is about 500 ohms. I'd like to use this antenna on 160 meters 
>and am looking to do so with an antenna tuner that has only 50 ohm 
>unbalanced output.

See my webpage for a detailed description of how I do it. The autotuners in my 
K2/100 and my TS850 are able to tune this. When I use it with a power amp, I 
tune it with a TenTec 229B. It's far from being an ideal antenna for 160, but 
works. Nothing new -- this is a less than ideal version of what is described in 
Fig 21-2.1b of the current version of Kraus "Antennas for All Applications" 
(third edition). I don't have an older version of the book, but my guess is 
this drawing is at least 40 years old.

Jim Brown  K9YC


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