Topband: Inverted V shaped like a W
George (K8GG) & Marijke Guerin
gmguerin at voyager.net
Wed Nov 7 07:46:24 EST 2007
Jim, WB5OXQ wrote:
To: <Topband at contesting.com>
Sent: Tuesday, November 06, 2007 11:27 PM
Subject: Topband: Inverted V shaped like a W
>I wonder how messed up an antenna for 160 would be if the center was
>supported at 55' and the legs had to be bent like a letter W in order to
>get the required length for 1/2 wave at 1.9 mhz. The ends would wind up
>being only 20' from the ground. Would it be better to feed it with 450 ohm
>line and use the tuner?
> If my neighbor would just let me run 1 leg over her property I would not
> have to bend the legs at all. then 55 at center 30 at ends.
Rather than zig-zag each half of the inverted-Vee, why not make the half
element that cannot go over the neighbor's property a T shape where the
bottom of the vertical leg is the feed point?
Plan view where the feed point is the double dot
I think you will find it is also more broad banded than running a W shape.
GL & 73
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