On 12/15/2010 6:02 AM, Timothy Coker wrote:
> I choose a double bazooka based on the claims of increased bandwidth
> over a dipole and retained high efficiency.
Don't believe everything you read. :)
> I have now been looking into a shortened dipole that will fit within
> my yard. Barry at Hypower seems to make an honest product. He has a
> 73' long shortned 80m dipole, which I am not sure if it will be ideal
> for my space? My line of thinking is that a shortened dipole at 73'
> wouldn't be as good as a dipole at 100'.
That's true -- the more you shorten it, the greater the compromise in
radiation efficiency and bandwidth.
Someone else asked:
> Is this the same general design used by the late W9INN ?
It's similar in concept, but the antenna similar to this that I bought from
W9INN a few years before he died was not well tuned at all, while Barry's work
73, Jim K9YC
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