[TenTec] G5RV

N4PY n4py at arrl.net
Mon Feb 2 20:16:41 EST 2009

I believe when that antenna came out, there were only 4 bands in that 
range - 80, 40, 20, and 10 meters.  Which is why the antenna is so bad on 15 
meters since it was not part of the design.

Carl Moreschi N4PY
121 Little Bell Drive
Bell Mountain
Hays, NC 28635
----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Ralph Matheny" <mathenyr at marietta.edu>
To: "Discussion of Ten-Tec Equipment" <tentec at contesting.com>
Sent: Monday, February 02, 2009 8:10 PM
Subject: Re: [TenTec] G5RV

At the risk of prolonging the misery of this thread, I must quote
Mr. Varney, G5RV in his "update" article in ARRL Antenna Compendium #1.
Quote, "The G5RV antenna, with it's special feeder arrangement, is a
multiband center-fed antenna capable of efficient operation on all the
HF bands from 3.5 to 28Mhz."  From that quote, it would appear that Varney
had in mind more than 20 meters.  The rest of his article is actually
quite interesting.  He discusses each mode of operation, band band by
band.  Must reading for those who wish to discuss the antenna, I would

Ralph Matheny
207 Gibbons Place
Marietta Ohio  45750
mathenyr at marietta.edu

On Mon, 2 Feb 2009, Bill Rowlett wrote:

> Were in the world did you come up with an 80 and 40 meter versions of a 
> G5RV. The G5RV is a 20 meter antenna, PERIOD. G5RV designed it for 20 
> meters. Anything other than his design is not a G5RV, it is a center feed 
> dipole.
> 73, Bill  KC4ATU
>> Date: Mon, 2 Feb 2009 03:30:02 -0800> From: wa9ysd at yahoo.com> To: 
>> tentec at contesting.com> Subject: Re: [TenTec] G5RV> > > > Don't get me 
>> wrong, adding the 15M wire to the 80M G5RV will work just fine.> > A 40M 
>> version for a G5RV is the same antenna except the antenna and feed line 
>> is just cut to half size. It will not work on 80M.> > Keep The Faith, Jim 
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