At 02:07 PM 3/2/2006, Richard W. Solomon wrote:
>Pardon my ignorance, I have never operated on 160, but I thought the band
>went up to 2 MHz. What happens above 1.9 MHz ??
Folks tend to congregate in narrow sections of the band because of
SWR problems. For a simple dipole, the 2:1 SWR bandwidth is pretty
narrow. Once the antenna is trimmed for 1825 or thereabouts,
operation above 1900 requires either trimming the antenna or using a
tuner or some other broadbanding device. A lot of hams would rather
get in a catfight.
73, Bill W6WRT
p.s. I just measured my full size half wave inverted vee... the 2:1
SWR points are 1805 and 1870.
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