Suggest trying Barker and Willamson's folded dipole. They have three or 4
varieties, some made of stainless wire for very tough climates. The longest
is approximately 120' and fives a flat SWR under 2:1 for 160-6 meters. Due
to built in matching does not need a tuner. This antenna has a special name,
I have forgotten. Can be ordered direct or I, thing, through HRO and AES.
Mine is hung as an inverted V and works out very well.
From: "Jim Brown" <email@example.com>
Sent: Thursday, April 21, 2011 1:24 PM
Subject: Re: [TowerTalk] Multi-band dipoles
> On 4/21/2011 9:22 AM, Tom Osborne wrote:
>> Are 15 and 17 too close together to have 2 antennas on the same feedline.
> I think so. I had the same problem with 40, 30, and 20 in a fan -- the
> 30 was too close in length. From my experience, an 80/40 fan loads and
> works very will on 15M and 17M, with the expected lobing from any
> antenna that is much longer than a half wave. Before I had my SteppIR, I
> ran 30M, 17M, and 12M on my 80/40 fans and was very happy with them. I
> still use them on 30M, and have 100 countries confirmed on that band.
> 73, Jim
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