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Re: [TowerTalk] 80m Delta loop on 70' tower

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Subject: Re: [TowerTalk] 80m Delta loop on 70' tower
From: John Tait <>
Reply-to: "Tower and HF antenna construction topics." <>
Date: Thu, 04 Feb 2010 22:47:17 +0000
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A friend of mine GW3UZS has a simple solution. The three attachment 
points for his Delta loop are ceramic insulators. The Delta Loop has the 
horizontal wire on top, and the point down.  The antenna wire can move 
freely through the holes in the insulators. During daytime, he feeds the 
loop at the bottom point to work the local stations. In the evening, he 
hauls on the wire until the feed point moves to one of the top corners, 
which gives low angle take off to work the long haul.
             Have fun Stu, es 73
                  John EI7BA

Stuart Browne wrote:
> Thank you TT's for all of the suggestions.  I've decided that I'm going to
> experiment with running two 450 ohm feedlines to the DL. One to the apex and
> another to a corner. I'll then switch one or the other in and out and see
> which works best for short haul ( lower 48) and long haul Europe and time of
> day etc. Should be fun.
> 73's
> Stu
> WH6H

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