This is a question for the group. Thanks for reading and responding
as you can. Brian, K1NW
I have a USTowers 55' crank up with a 4-L SteppIR. I would like to
put up a shunt fed wire for 80M only. I have read up on this and
despite it being called a "poor-man's vertical" I find the ~$400+
price tag for vacuum variable capacitors to be very prohibitive.
My question is:
If I am only looking for resonance on 80M can I just use high power
capacitors (recommendations welcome) and skip the vacuum variables?
Also I am using the standoffs for my feed and control lines, and
could not possibly tie the cables for these to the tower legs (I
raise and lower the tower regularly) - how will this affect
performance of the 80M wire?
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