[CQ-Contest] G5RV Antenna Configurations

Michael Tope W4EF at dellroy.com
Tue Dec 10 22:16:43 EST 2002

Sean, presumeably you are thinking of doing this for 160 meters.
There is no fold one end of the G5RV back onto itself as you
describe. Just tie the two conductors of the ladderline together
and feed it as a "T" against ground. You'll probably need a tuner
or matching network to get a good match on 160, but with a
good radial system you should find this to be a reasonably
effective 160 meter antenna system. I have done this at several
locations with 80 meter dipoles and had surprisingly good
results on 160 meters. Don't skimp on the radials, however,
this is the key to good success with a lowband vertical.

73 de Mike, W4EF......................

----- Original Message -----
From: "Sean Fleming" <sean at k8khz.com>
To: <cq-contest at contesting.com>
Sent: Tuesday, December 10, 2002 8:20 PM
Subject: [CQ-Contest] G5RV Antenna Configurations

> I had a thought today that I would tie the ends of my G5RV together. then
have my G5RV in a inverted L type of configuration. Such would be the ladder
line to the center feeding the two legs at 52ft. each your be at 30Ft. tall
and then the tied ends would go out together to one point.  Has anyone ever
tried this at all.  I know there has to be someone out there.
> -Sean
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