[TenTec] Dipole Over Pool Enclosure

Kris Merschrod Kris at merschrod.net
Thu Oct 11 17:05:33 EDT 2012


I'd go for a VERTICAL and use the pool structure for radials.  A light 
Aluminum "Flag pole" (if need be)  does not weigh much.

Of course, if you can do the flag pole then you could use that to hold the 
dipole up higher.

Yes, the Al will distort the radiation pattern of the dipole and change the 
impedence but what with the TT Tuner that can be handled.  With the linear 
folks can get an RF tan instead of those dangerous sun rays!

Good luck with the project,

Kris KM2KM
----- Original Message ----- 
From: "John T. Fleming" <john at w3gqj.net>
To: "'Discussion of Ten-Tec Equipment'" <tentec at contesting.com>
Sent: Thursday, October 11, 2012 4:04 PM
Subject: Re: [TenTec] Dipole Over Pool Enclosure

> Dick,
> I am in The Villages. Check my call on QRZ and you will see how I hid my
> antennae. If you want more information, I can also forward a PDF file to
> you. Mine is on a shingle roof. I do not have a "bird cage."
> 73,
> John
> -----Original Message-----
> From: TenTec [mailto:tentec-bounces at contesting.com] On Behalf Of
> knoxcol at aol.com
> Sent: Thursday, October 11, 2012 3:49 PM
> To: tentec at contesting.com
> Subject: [TenTec] Dipole Over Pool Enclosure
> Do any members of the group have experience with erecting a random length
> dipole about 5 feet over a swimming pool enclosure made of a grounded
> aluminum structure and fiberglass netting?   (Enclosure is about 15 feet
> high at its peak and the antenna will be about 5 feet over this.)
> I am wondering how the grounded aluminum frame will affect the radiation
> (and loading) characteristics of the antenna.
> I will be feeding the antenna with a Ten Tec Omni 6+, a Titan Linear and a
> TT 238 tuner via RG-213 cable.
> Any insights, guidance and suggestions would be greatly appreciated!
> Please reply off line to me at KnoxCOL at aol.com
> Thank you and 73!
> de Dick KD4BRL
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