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Re: [TowerTalk] WTB: GAP VOYAGER and a ????

Subject: Re: [TowerTalk] WTB: GAP VOYAGER and a ????
From: K4SAV <>
Date: Fri, 09 May 2008 11:56:01 -0500
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I don't understand the reasoning for using double bazookas on 40 and 
80.  The only thing that a bazooka provides is wider bandwidth, and that 
increase is so miniscule that it doesn't seem to be worth while.  It 
won't begin to cover all of 75/80 meters, and usually you don't need the 
extra bandwidth on 40.   A crossed double bazooka will increase the 
bandwidth, at the expense of lower gain, but that will still not be 
enough to cover all of 75/80.  If you are in need of a coax fed antenna 
that will cover all of 75/80 consider this one.
Of course a dipole fed with ladderline works also but routing ladder 
line and retuning is a pain for some.

Jerry, K4SAV

Daniel Hileman wrote:

>OK, I got it...I've heard REALLY good things about this Zero-Five 43' Vert, 
>and I think I'd be happier with that. I really appreciate all the help. Here's 
>the plan...43' Zero Five for DX (with 60 120' radials OH YEAH) , possibly an 
>inverted "L" for 160 DX/Ragchew...and maybe a few inverted V/bazookas 75m/40m 
>for stateside 300-1000miles out. I think that sounds like a plan for now.
>I have heard lots of opinions about the Voyager, and it seems "ok" but I think 
>for what I want 160-10m DX on a BUDGET) I'd be happier with the Zero-Five...OR 
>that DX engineering 43' Vert. 
>Maybe later, I'll try a fullsize 75m 1/4 wave vertical suspended between 
>trees?? ;-)  
>Thanks and 73 Guys,
>Daniel N9WX


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