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Re: [TowerTalk] Dipole Center Connector

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Subject: Re: [TowerTalk] Dipole Center Connector
From: "Jim Brown" <>
Date: Mon, 17 Nov 2008 10:14:47 -0800
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On Mon, 17 Nov 2008 13:06:14 -0500, Mark Robinson wrote:

>Page 8-9 of ON4UN's Low Band DX'ing book shows the construction of a wide 
>band dipole for 80m

>From the early days of radio, it's been well known that making the 
conductors larger will increase the SWR bandwidth. But it's important to 
realize that SWR bandwidth is the only thing that's changing!  It doesn't 
make the antenna radiate better, except to the extent that it reduces loss 
by reducing the wire resistance (and that's a rather small improvement). It 
only makes the match to the transmission line more constant with frequency.


Jim K9YC 


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