I had one of these elevated resistors briefly in 1980. It was very very
quiet at both ends.
Might be ok for quick GOTA, emergency, or NVIS, that's what it seems the
military wanted it for.
On 4/21/2011 12:36 PM, David Gilbert wrote:
> By all accounts I've read, the B&W folded dipole is indeed broadband.
> Since it has a relatively small fixed "tuning network", that can only
> mean it has significant loss relative to a normal dipole. Estimates
> I've read vary between one and two S-units.
> By all accounts I've read, it is a "quiet" antenna on receive. Since
> noise rejection can only come from pattern or polarity discrimination
> and the B&W antenna has no more of either of those than does a standard
> dipole, that again means it has significant loss. The antenna is
> probably just as quiet on the other end as it is on yours.
> Dave AB7E
>> From: "Fred Serota"<firstname.lastname@example.org>
>> Sent: Thursday, April 21, 2011 1:30 PM
>> Subject: Re: [TowerTalk] Multi-band dipoles
>>> 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.
>>> Fred, K3BHX
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