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[TowerTalk] When is an Inverted-L an Inverted-L or a Longwire?

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Subject: [TowerTalk] When is an Inverted-L an Inverted-L or a Longwire?
From: Lee Buller <>
Date: Mon, 15 Aug 2005 13:19:42 -0700 (PDT)
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Another antenna question for the Liberal Arts Major...

When is an Inverted-L an Inverted L ... and when does
it become a Longwire?  Isn't an Inverted-L just a
quarter wave end fed antenna that is shaped in an
Inverted-L shape?

When I was a Novice, I used 130 foot of wire fed at
the end for 80 meters....using my DX-40.  I didn't
much care about the match cause the DX-40 could match
about 25 to 1500 ohms.  I know the term longwire could
be relative to each band...but isn't that what An
Inverted-L really is?  You can match it really well
using an L/C network...or if you're really bright just
a condenser (capacitor).


Lee Buller

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