[TowerTalk] Re: [Antennas] Iverted-L Support.
Thu, 8 Feb 2001 19:58:38 -0600
I once had antenna all droopy
it'S swr presented all goofy
I tuned it up full
The balun it blew
My neighbors did all yell WHOOPEE!
----- Original Message -----
From: "Chris BONDE" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Sent: Thursday, February 08, 2001 7:45 PM
Subject: Re: [Antennas] Iverted-L Support.
> Ah, If I could conspire
> To an antenna entire
> On a palm tree, my radio and thee
> Wouldnot that Paradise be. (Apologees to E Fitzgerald)
> I agree. An antenna is better than no antenna. Some hams have better
> antenas and some have better QTHs and (forgive me for covetting) some
> I have a loaded droopy dipole, 21 ft apex, 15ft ends. Urban QTH,
> to the N and NE.
> But I have WAS on 75m with 100w. Yah
> Chris opr VE7HCB
> At 07:14 PM 2001-02-08 -0500, you wrote:
> >Hi Anthony,
> >If I understood you correctly, you are wondering if it'd be ok to
> >vertical section parallel to the wooden support?
> >Don't know what the rocket scientists would say but I have had many
> >els that way and they worked great. I tie an insulator at the top of
> >tree and slip the downward potion of the wire through it. The antenna
> >at the bottom of the tree (almost at the root!). Worked 100+
> >100W that way! Now, if someone says that I could have worked another
> >the tree wasn't there....I'd say I'd have worked NOTHING if not for
> >tree!!! BTW, that was on 160m.
> >I have heard it said that wet trees and other foliage absord RF only
> >If at all, there might be certain capacitive effects that may require
> >length to be adjusted a bit for resonance. I'm prepared to stand
> >on the latter!!
> >Ron, 4S7RO/6Y5
> >----- Original Message -----
> >From: Anthony Bowyer <email@example.com>
> >To: <firstname.lastname@example.org>
> >Sent: Thursday, February 08, 2001 12:14 PM
> >Subject: [Antennas] Iverted-L Support.
> > > I've noticed several inverted-L postings here, but
> > > none of them address a question I have. I plan to
> > > mount an Inverted-L at approx. 50ft, with a vertical
> > > section about 5 feet off the ground. I have a nice
> > > tree support for one end of the horizontal wire, but I
> > > have to fabricate one at the vertical section end. I
> > > have a 4x4 in the ground that was used to support a
> > > mast and I was giving consideration to using wood as a
> > > support. As a matter of fact I have a tall straight
> > > pine tree that need to be cut down, so, I wanted to
> > > use it. Does anyone know how much of a problem it
> > > might be to have this 'pole' within a foot or less of
> > > the vertical section? Thanks!!!!
> > >
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