On Fri, 19 Jan 2007 21:02:30 +0000, "Donald Chester"
>The best way to solve the problem once and for all is to feed the dipole
>with open wire tuned feeders, using a balanced, link-coupled antenna tuner.
>That way you can instantly change the resonant frequency of the antenna to
>any spot in the band from the comfort of the operating position. And one
>dipole can cover multiple bands without traps or other jury-rigging.
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"Best" is clearly in the eye of the beholder.
Using the "second best" method, you trim the antenna once and forget
Using the "best" method, you have to buy a tuner and retune it every
time you change bands. Legal limit tuners are not cheap.
Granted, 80 meters is an exception because of the wide bandwidth and I
do use a tuner there, although being able to switch between a couple
of dipoles would work too. On the other bands, the pi-network in my
amp does the job just fine.
To each his own.
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