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Re: [TowerTalk] upgrading from a G5RV

Subject: Re: [TowerTalk] upgrading from a G5RV
From: "Jeff Carter" <>
Date: Tue, 19 Aug 2008 21:57:59 -0400
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Others may disagree, but I think it's worth doing just for the data.
I've been pleasantly surprised in the past by things that I didn't
think were going to work at all.

You won't lose a lot of signal at HF with that short a run of RG213.
My advice would be to do it.


---- Original message ----
>Date: Tue, 19 Aug 2008 21:43:15 EDT
>Subject: [TowerTalk] upgrading from a G5RV
>After some serious tree trimming, I now have room to fit a full sized wire
>antenna where my G5RV is right now. I am thinking about a 135' open wire fed
>dipole, as multi bands are needed.
>Question is this- there is now way I can get 450 ohm feedline into the
>shack.  The best I can do is about 30' of RG213, then the rest 450 ohm (  maybe
>90').  Is this going to be a waste of my time, or is it worth it? I'd  
>use a balun to change over to 50 ohm feedline.
>73- Chuck KI9A

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