[TowerTalk] 40/80M wire antenna
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Sat Mar 6 11:39:55 EST 2004
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----- Original Message -----
From: "Pete Smith" <n4zr at contesting.com>
To: "Larry Stowell" <lclarks at nc.rr.com>; <ValErwin at aol.com>;
<K7LXC at aol.com>; <towertalk at contesting.com>
Sent: Saturday, March 06, 2004 2:06 AM
Subject: Re: [TowerTalk] 40/80M wire antenna
> At 08:48 PM 3/5/04 -0500, Larry Stowell wrote:
> >Try Radioware & Radio Bookstore http://www.radio-ware.com/
> >They have the Reyco Traps its under Antenna Parts "multiband dipole
> For years, I had an inverted vee for 40m that had what I remember as
> coils" on the ends. Close-wound on 10 inches or so of ~1" OD PVC, they
> provided a significant lump of inductance. Pigtails about 4 feet long
> outside the coils resonated the antenna to frequency on 80m, while the 40m
> resonance was only slightly changed. Since the antenna was about half
> on 80, the 2:1 SWR bandwidth was only about 75 KHz, but it worked OK on 80
> and FB on 40.
> I bought the coils commercially, but that was ~30 years ago -- they would
> be easy enough to homebrew.
> 73, Pete N4ZR
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