Hi, thanks for the comment
In the antenna I described, the antenna is ordinary wire, and the feed is
I'm planning on RG-6 actually (copper shield).
The antenna I described doesn't have anything to do with bazooka designs? It's
just a dipole with a coupled parasitic.
If you're saying a single wire with LC match can have same bandwidth and lower
loss, I guess I find that hard to believe?
Am I missing a loss calculation in open sleeve designs?
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>From : Rick Karlquist[mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org]
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Subject : RE: Re: [TowerTalk] 80m dipole with open-sleeve parasitic
These types of schemes (of which there are many) are
generally inferior to what you can to with a lumped element
network at the feedpoint. Plus with the LE network, the
antenna is ordinary wire, and the feedline is ordinary
coax. I think people gravitate towards the schemes like
this one and the many "bazooka" designs either because
they think there is some magic, or don't want to deal
with inductors. QST had some articles on lumped
element networks many years ago, showing they were clearly
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