Topband: inv. L
art at nk8x.net
Thu Oct 20 09:16:08 EDT 2016
I had a few hours free yesterday afternoon, so I began the dual 80/160
radiator inv. L project.
In the process, I found that water had entered the coaxial center insulator
that was used at the feedpoint of the antenna.
Does anyone have a favorite solution for a weatherproof, coaxial feedpoint
for this type of antenna???
The radials are attached to several load center ground bars, that are
screwed into a copper pipe that is driven into the ground.
The pipe gives me a rigid mounting point for some kind of insulator or
BTW, after a temporary fix, I ran some quick SWR tests. There appears to be
very little interaction between the elements. At least from an SWR
de Art NK8X
On Mon, Oct 17, 2016 at 11:16 AM, Art Snapper <art at nk8x.net> wrote:
> I was considering adding a second vertical element to my 160 inverted L.
> This one would be roughly a quarter wave tall for use on 80.
> I tried modelling in Eznec, but wasn't comfortable with the results. I may
> have screwed it up.
> Has anyone tried it for real? Is it a big compromise on either band? Would
> a switch at the feedpoint have any benefit?
> My inverted L has about 50 radials.
> Art NK8X
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