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.
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