[SEDXC] Hy Power Antenna Company
aa4lr at arrl.net
Sat Aug 19 12:01:19 EDT 2006
On Aug 19, 2006, at 9:40 AM, <ku8e at bellsouth.net>
<ku8e at bellsouth.net> wrote:
> An even better idea is to feed your antenna with 450 ohm open wire
> line and use a tuner. An 88 foot long doublet is a good length for
> coverage from 80-10 meters.
Actually, the 88 foot doublet is designed to cover 80-20m and
maintain a bidirectional pattern. And thats when it is suspended from
100 foot supports. It's no great shakes on 80m, because it is a
little short, but this preserves the bidirectional pattern on 20m.
If you are just looking for a fixed-compromise antenna that covers
80-10m, then the 140-102 foot doublet fed with open wire does quite
well. Length isn't critical.
Bill Coleman, AA4LR, PP-ASEL Mail: aa4lr at arrl.net
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