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Re: [TowerTalk] Dipole questions for the Liberal Arts Major

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Subject: Re: [TowerTalk] Dipole questions for the Liberal Arts Major
From: "Tom Osborne" <>
Date: Tue, 30 Aug 2005 20:43:01 -0700
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From: "Tim Duffy K3LR"

> Open wire fed dipoles having enough length to cover to 3.5 MHz >(minimum 
> 140 feet, center fed), really work well.

You are right on with that antenna Tim!

I have always had at least one of them up here.  I could never figure why 
anyone would want to put 140 feet of wire up in a tree and then just use it 
on one band.  When working a band, say 20, I like to tune the zepp up for 
that band and then if I hear a station off the back of the beam, I just 
switch to the zepp and work them.  Quicker than rotating the beam around and 

>From 40 meter up, they really start to play.  I recently added another 50 
feet to mine and it now works good on 160.  73


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