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Re: [TowerTalk] HF Vee Beam Experience?

To: "Rick Stealey" <>, <>,<>
Subject: Re: [TowerTalk] HF Vee Beam Experience?
From: "jeremy-ca" <>
Date: Thu, 13 Sep 2007 11:16:12 -0400
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Back before computers told us that everything we did was wrong I put up a 
Vee that was 2 1/2 wave per leg on 80M and 5 on 40. Height was only 60' 
which was all I could do with 8 scrap telephone poles and 2x6 extensions. It 
was strictly to work the South Pacific on greyline in contests. There was no 
5BDXCC back then.
 I found a pair of 100 Ohm 200W glass resistors at a fleamarket and used 4 
150W light bulbs in series/parallel on each side as well. Ground was in the 
Exeter River at the rear of the 12 acres I had back then. A Johnson KW 
Matchbox loaded it perfectly and it worked as expected and outperformed 
inverted Vees at 90'. Power was from a NCL-2000.


----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Rick Stealey" <>
To: <>; <>
Sent: Thursday, September 13, 2007 10:11 AM
Subject: Re: [TowerTalk] HF Vee Beam Experience?

>>terminating resistors?
> Hi Henry,
> I homebrewed one a year ago, on the way to building a Rhombic (first half 
> of
> my rhombic).  It didn't do much for me in the way of excitement so I
> completed the Rhombic project and then only needed one terminating 
> resistor.
>  I was looking for a 500 watt 600 ohm resistor, and you are right, they
> aren't common items.  I checked with a company called Carborundum I think 
> it
> was, who make Globar resistors but they wanted something well over $100 
> for
> it.  Had to get them to "quote" my request, couldn't get a price from 
> their
> web site.  So I looked for alternatives and an interesting alternative was
> to get a 50 ohm dummy load and use a balun (an un-un in the case of a vee
> beam since you are connecting to ground) like a 9:1 type to match the 50
> ohms up to 450 ohms.
> As to performance...  that's another subject, that's not what you asked, 
> is
> it?
> Rick  K2XT
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