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Re: [TowerTalk] Delta Loop Feed

To: "Wilson Lamb" <>, <>
Subject: Re: [TowerTalk] Delta Loop Feed
From: "N7mal" <>
Reply-to: "Tower and HF antenna construction topics." <>
Date: Thu, 4 Feb 2010 00:26:47 -0000
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Here's what I use: It is an 80M delta loop fed at the TOP with 600 ohm open 
wire line. It is an 'open' loop, in other words there is an insulator in the 
center at the bottom. This antenna mathematically is a 1/2 wave on 160M, a 
full-wave loop on 80M, a 2 wave loop on 40M.
I don't believe in modeling antennas. If you put up an antenna and it works 
leave it up. This antenna has been up more than 5 years. If an antenna 
doesn't work take it down and try something else. Computers don't work DX, 
my station works the DX.
Best 73

p.s. I've tried feeding it at the bottom in the center, and I've tried 
feeding it at a corner, I finally settled on feeding it at the top.

Everyone in the world is
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by my opinion

----- Original Message ----- 
From: Wilson Lamb
Sent: Wednesday, February 03, 2010 22:32
Subject: [TowerTalk] Delta Loop Feed

I have no good experience and haven't modeled, BUT we did put up a 40m delta
at FD one yr.
It was an interesting exercise.
We left the wire free to run at the corners, connected an analyzer, and slid
the wire around until we got a match.  Sho 'nuf, perfect 1/1.  As I recall,
the feed ended up near one corner.

We made lots of contacts and rarely had to call twice, even in FD condx!


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