[TowerTalk] Shunt Feeding, Can this be?

Gary.Stone@med.va.gov Gary.Stone at med.va.gov
Tue Nov 15 17:14:36 EST 2005

OK, with all this talk about shunt feeding - maybe I am ready to take the
plunge.  I am usually not so stupid but I have read about shunt feeding and
end up with more questions than answers.

My tower is a 45G with an Optibeam OB17-4 on top (40 foot boom - 17
elements) and then a WARC-7 (7 elements on a 14 foot boom) about 12 feet
about the Optibeam.  So, quite a bit of top loading and with 80 foot tower I
have wondered about shunt feeding for 80 and esp 160 meters.  

Can someone point me to a good step by step resource and will you also
answer my questions afterwards?  I would love to do better on 160 meters.

I am about 70 miles north of Dallas, Texas.

Gary, N5PHT

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To: ersmar at comcast.net; Pat Chiles; towertalk at contesting.com
Subject: Re: [TowerTalk] Shunt Feeding, Can this be?

My shunt fed tower had similar BW. Worked like a charm (over 190 countries 
from two locations in Texas). Like Gene, I don't ask, just enjoy.

73  Don  K5AQ 


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