> The B&W dipole is a bad idea for amateur service where signal levels
> are limited by regulations limiting transmitter output power. Other
> licensed services have the option to increase transmitter output to
> compensate for losses in the antenna system - no so for amateurs.
Good point. I think most broadband antennas are/were designed for military
service where they can be deployed quickly by personnel who do not have an
understanding of VSWR, matching, and tuning techniques. I think this is
clear by the set-up instructions I've seen that accompany broadband dipoles:
1) Find a tall support and hoist the middle high in the air; 2) tie down
ends; 3) Plug cable into Tx and operate.
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