[TowerTalk] 80m Dipole ssb/cw switching

GALE STEWARD k3nd@yahoo.com
Thu, 15 Nov 2001 05:06:36 -0800 (PST)

That's correct Tom.  I got to thinking are I
remembered that W3GM used to have 3 or 4 sloping
dipoles for 75M on one of his 100ft towers.  As I
(now) recall, he used to add a 7-8 ft piece of wire to
the bottom end to tune them to CW.  Since this end was
only about 5 ft above ground, it was pretty painless. 
Tnx for jogging my memory!

73, Stew  K3ND

--- Tom Osborne <w7why@harborside.com> wrote:
> I have a piece of wire on the end of my 80 meter
> dipole that I
> just wrap around the uninsulated end of the dipole. 
> It doesn't
> have to be added to both sides of the antenna.  Just
> add the
> length to one side and it will work just as well. 
> 73
> Tom W7WHY

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