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Subject: [TowerTalk] Inverted Vee
From: "John F." <>
Date: Wed, 03 Aug 2011 11:50:35 -0500
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As you know, an inverted vee for a given freq is a balanced antenna with 
essentially equal current and voltage on both legs.  Grounding one leg 
at or near the feedpoint will destroy that balance.  Depending on the 
height and freq, it will be omni-directional or directional broadside to 
the legs.  The angle of radiation is also dependent upon the height/freq 
and angle between the legs (ideally a minimum of 110 degrees).

Using a balun ( I assume 1:1/ choke type) may or may not be beneficial, 
depending on how close the legs are to the tower and the ground.  It may 
help keep RF from flowing on the outside of the coax.  I'd just put it 
up and see what happens.

GL, and 73

John W4II

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