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Re: [TowerTalk] Dipole ends

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Subject: Re: [TowerTalk] Dipole ends
From: "W2RU - Bud Hippisley" <>
Date: Fri, 29 Aug 2008 19:57:19 -0400
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Adding a garage door spring of the appropriate stiffness at one end of my
80-meter dipole seems to help protect the dipole from the effects of its
support branches whipping around in the wind.

The use of proper wire, helps, too.  I use #10 soft-drawn copper; instead of
snapping, it probably stretches.  My 80-meter dipole might well be 41 meters
in length by now.  That's not all bad -- a little extra length adds a little
extra broadside gain....

Bud, W2RU


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