I think in the old days, guys used to refer to long wire antennas
meaning, any long antenna fed single ended against ground. Actually
just any random length of wire that they considered long. I'm not sure
that was accurate back then, but that is how it was used.
Since this antenna is not too common now days, this usage has pretty
much died out, and now long wire usually means an antenna several
wavelengths in length. It can mean a single wire fed against ground.
Long wire antennas can also mean a class of antennas. Vee beams and
rhombics are also refered to as long wire antennas. A beverage is also
a long wire antenna. These are antennas comprised of wires several
wavelengths in length. These type antennas aren't necessarily fed
An L antenna is a quarter wave antenna fed against ground, with a
vertical section and a horizontal section.
Lee Buller wrote:
>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
>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).
>Common sense is in short supply - get some and use it.
>If you can't find any common sense, ask for help from
>somebody that has some common sense. - Lee Buller
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