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Re: [TowerTalk] Multi-band dipoles

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Subject: Re: [TowerTalk] Multi-band dipoles
From: "Paul Christensen" <>
Date: Thu, 21 Apr 2011 16:54:19 -0400
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> 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.

Paul, W9AC


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