[TowerTalk] Rhombic for Field Day
Wed, 19 May 1999 21:20:33 -1000 (HST)
I don't know if this message is appropriate for this group but I am thinking
of putting up a nonresonant rhombic antenna for field day next month. I'm
looking for a cheap source of noninductive 800 ohm 500 watt resistors or a
combination. My local ham club might have access to a few acres next field
day. Have already studied the ARRL antenna book's rhombic antenna section.
In a quandry if the power burned up in the terminating resistor of a
nonresonant rhombic would otherwise be radiated in a resonant (no
terminating resistor) rhombic. We'll be also working Asia and the rest of
the Pacific in that case, from Hawaii. Or would I be better off with a beam
for (maybe 80?) and 20 meters?
We're planning to hold the corners up with 40 ft AB155 military surplus masts.
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