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Subject: Re: [TowerTalk] bIG ANTENNA PROBLEM
From: "Mark Robinson" <>
Date: Sat, 15 Nov 2008 18:49:20 -0500
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Hi Tony

I have something similar. Is that a 160m dipole. I have about 126 feet I 
think on either side of the center insulator, fed with 450 wire open wire 
feeder and then a choke balun and about 20 feet of coax to the shack. I can 
tune it with my 3kw MFJ roller inductor tuner but the resonances are very 
sharp. It took me a while to find the correct settings. It works great on 
30m and 15m but I can tune it for any band. What tuner are you using?

Mark N1UK

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From: "k2vi" <>
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Sent: Saturday, 15 November, 2008 6:37 PM
Subject: [TowerTalk] bIG ANTENNA PROBLEM

> Can somone help me out, i have a 450 ohm ladder line dipole i made. both 
> sides are exactaly 123 feet and the 450 ohm line is 47 feet to the atr-30 
> to the balance terminals. the ladder line is away from any metal objects, 
> its a foot away from the gutter with a stand off. I can not tune this 
> antenna what so ever. it doesnt even move, its fixed at past 6:1 swr. What 
> am i missing here. I am so upset as i put a lot of effort into the 
> errecting and construction, can someone shed some light. I even tried a 
> 4:1 balun with no sucess. any help would be greatly apreciated, thanks 
> guys.
> tony k2vi
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