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Subject: [TowerTalk] Bent Sloper
From: "Roger (K8RI)" <>
Date: Sat, 23 Feb 2008 20:36:55 -0500
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Oops, hit wrong button

A while back when discussing the half wave slopers it was mentioned 
that  bending the lower portion of the dipole back would  give a lower 
angle of radiation. 

My question is where would the bend occur?  would it be at the center 
(feed point) with the lower half of  the dipole being horizontal? IOW 
the dipole would  form a right triangle with the tower. The bottom half 
would be horizontal with the top half being on about a 45 degree angle.  
This would be the simplest, easiest, and take the least room.

This would require a bit of insulated line so the sloping part could 
reach the tower.  Depending on how far from the tower the horizontal 
section ended (I'd prefer at least 10') then  the extended portion for 
the top would run around 40', plus a bit.


Roger (K8RI)

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