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Subject: [TowerTalk] G5RV
From: (Mary-Frances R. Bartels)
Date: Tue, 1 Apr 1997 14:25:34 MST
   I'm no antenna expert, nor do I claim to know a whole lot about the
ins, outs, or other technical data about the G5RV.  I speak only from

On Tue, 01 Apr 1997 14:17:20 -0300 "Carlos Augusto S. Pereira"
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>there is a necessity of a 32ft tower, isn't it? 
   I have my G5RV strung between two trees diagonally across my entire
property.  It gently slopes from the spruce at about 25 feet to a tree of
unknown ancestry at about 10 feet.  It rests on the roof on the way at
about 15 feet.

>1) Will the G5RV cover 40/80 meters with a reasonable performane? 
   What's "reasonable"?  I've worked 80 a bit and I know it has reached
about 1000 miles away with only 100 watts.
>Does it require a standard Antenna Tuner?
   From my understanding, yes.  I use the automatic antenna tuner that
goes with my Yaesu FT-757.

>2) To raise it 10 meters up is a must? It doesn't work lower? There is 
>a limitation of 5 meters over the building's roof.
   Don't know if my antenna is SUPPOSED to be 5 meters above the roof. 
Mine isn't.  Sometimes it gets hung up on a metal vent, which I know is a
"no no".

>3) Does it work in an inverted V configuration?
   I've heard that it does, but not well.  The recommended angle is at
least 90 deg.

>4) Van Gorden manufactures one like that with a transformer. Is it 
   Don't know.  I got mine from Antennas West.  It is also fairly easy to
build yourself.  I would have built one myself but was chicken at the
time.  I've gone on to build a dipole and vertical out of junque from
around the house.

   Hope this helps.  As I said, I'm no expert, but I do know that my
antenna works for my extremely modest purposes.  I use it for all bands
now, but would like to get my tower up with beam for 10, 15, and 20.

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