As I have been reading on the 80 meter dipole antennas I understand that you
will not be able to cover the entire band due to the
size of the band, so I will attempt to zero in on the DX portion of the band.
My question is on the other portions where I will be less efficient than 1:1
say around 2:1 and up - if I use a tuner and bring the
swr to 1:1 will I still have the same 200W ERP at the antenna as I would using
the 1:1 portion of the band or is the additional
power lost in the tuner?
If so how do I figure the ERP at the antenna when using a tuner?
> -----Original Message-----
> From: firstname.lastname@example.org
> [mailto:email@example.com] On Behalf Of AD5VJ Bob
> Sent: Sunday, November 16, 2008 7:34 AM
> To: firstname.lastname@example.org
> Subject: [TowerTalk] Dipole Center Connector
> I am working on building a dipole for 80 meters.
> I have the wire, poles and rope needed to string it, but dont
> have the money right now to buy the Budwig PL-259 center
> connector for it.
> Any ideas what I can use that will actually keep the antenna
> up there for a while, I have come up with some ideas, but
> would like to work from good ol' reliable successful
> experience instead of trying to reinvent the wheel.
> 73 fer nw es gud DX,
> QSL VIA: LotW, BUR, e-QSL
> Bob AD5VJ
> Old Calls WB5ZQU, WY5L/KH3, KE5CTY, N5IET
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