[Top] [All Lists]

Re: [TowerTalk] dipole length adjustment

To: "Donald Chester" <>
Subject: Re: [TowerTalk] dipole length adjustment
From: Bill Turner <>
Date: Sat, 20 Jan 2007 08:10:09 -0800
List-post: <>

On Fri, 19 Jan 2007 21:02:30 +0000, "Donald Chester"
 <> wrote:

>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.

------------ REPLY FOLLOWS ------------

"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.

Bill, W6WRT

TowerTalk mailing list

<Prev in Thread] Current Thread [Next in Thread>