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[Towertalk] Helically wound vertical dipoles

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Subject: [Towertalk] Helically wound vertical dipoles
From: (Mike & Coreen Smith)
Date: Fri, 7 Jun 2002 19:11:59 -0300
I had a single helically wound 1/4WL for 10m on my car.
Could not tell any difference between it and a slightly longer whip, but
base loaded 1/4wl whip also mounted on the car.
A/B and all.


- Mike
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From: "Tom Osborne" <>
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Sent: Friday, June 07, 2002 5:43 PM
Subject: Re: [Towertalk] Helically wound vertical dipoles

> Bob Coomler wrote:
> >
> > Has anyone had any experience (good, bad or ugly) with
> > helically wound vertical dipoles?
> A few years back in CQ magazine there was an article about
> helically wound verticals.  They were wound on PVC and worked
> very well.  We had one for field day which worked 40, 20 (and 30
> thrown in for good measure).  They had a PVC base and vertical
> sections.  The 30 meter one used the 40 meter bottom half and the
> 30 meter top half and the 20 meter one had it's own top and
> bottom half.  The whole thing broke down into a real slick
> package.  Gonna make one for myself for FD this year.  73
> Tom W7WHY
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