Topband: Dipole and Ladder Line

Bill Gerhold
Mon, 13 Nov 2000 16:40:18 -0800

Can anyone tell me if the 70 ft. vertical length of ladder line that feeds
my 160 meter dipole contributes anything to my reception of signals.  I know
properly installed ladder line will not radiate due to cancellation of the
signal in the opposing parallel wires when transmiting.  Does this same
cancellation take place when receiving?  Or as some hams have said "It adds
a vertical component to your signal".  Waiting for your learned replies.

Bill (WA2AEH)

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