Boy, you bring back some good memories with this one.
Yes, they had a vertical about 20 feet long or so with a loading coil at the
base. You had to go out and switch the tap on the coil.
You could also buy a 2 element 20 meter beam for $21.95. I bought one of
their 2 element quads for $27.00. Used it for about 5 years till a 100 MPH
wind took it into the trees.
I think a company that could sell a $75 2 element monobander would sell a
lot of them. There is just not that much material in a small antenna. 73
> Back in the days when men were men and ham radio operators were kids,
> there was a company that sold verticles-Gotham. I've alway wondered what
> the deal with the Gotham antenna was all about. All I had to go on was
> old QST's from the 50's and since I had no money in the 60's I could never
> afford a commercial antenna.
> I've been pondering building a verticle using parts from the hardware
> store that could be used on 80 meters. Like using a loading coil at the
> base of the antenna. I am sure that this has been done before, but as I
> was thinking about it....the Gotham antenna company came to mind.
> Is this what they did with their 80 meter verticle...use some sort of
> loading coil?
> Lee -K0WA
> "Liberal Arts Major pretending to be an RF Engineer"
> In our day and age it seems that Common Sense is in short supply. If you
> don't have any Common Sense - get some and use it. If you can't find any
> common sense, ask for help from somebody who has some common sense.
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