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From: "Tom Osborne" <>
Date: Wed, 20 Aug 2008 18:15:24 -0700
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Hi Marinus

I actually had one of those up for a while.  I had a ~70 foot wire from 
grounded to the top of the tower at about 50 feet, and 2 54' wires at about 
the 20 foot level, fed with coax with the shield grounded at that point.

It was really broadbanded and I could cover just about the whole 80 meter 
band with it.  According to the writeup, it was supposed to  have some 
vertical component.

I found although it was really broadband, it didn't work as well as my 
dipole.  I finally took it down.  But as they say, YMMV.  73

> In my quest for setting up an antenna on our small plot on the side of a 
> hill I came across this interesting looking 80 meter antenna:
> I think the article was published in QST 4/86 page 23 - 25.
> Not having great skill in modelling (only a bit with MMANA which has its 
> limitations with ground losses / proximity as I discovered to my horror) I 
> wonder if any of the ex[erts have a view on this antenna and have perhaps 
> modelled it.
> 73, Marinus, ZL2ML


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