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Re: [TowerTalk] 80m Inverted L or 40m vertical

Subject: Re: [TowerTalk] 80m Inverted L or 40m vertical
From: "Jim Brown" <>
Date: Sun, 20 Dec 2009 08:35:45 -0800
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On Sun, 20 Dec 2009 13:42:38 +0000, Daniel Hileman wrote:

>will I be giving up much in the way of trying to get a good DX 
>antenna on 40m while trying to be selfish and get a good DX antenna
>on 80m at the same time? 

Another thought -- consider a 40M dipole fed with 100 ohm twinlead 
that you can reconfigure as a tee for 80M. To reconfigure it, simply 
tie both sides of the feedline together and connect them to the 
center of the coax. I did that in Chicago, and it worked VERY well. 
30 ft is not a bad height for a 40M dipole. Not ideal, but OK. 
You'll need a decent tuner for both configurations. Something like a 
Ten Tec 229 or 238. 


Jim K9YC 


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