[TowerTalk] 10m question
Richard (Rick) Karlquist (N6RK)
richard at karlquist.com
Wed Nov 30 00:01:30 EST 2005
CB whips have a LOT of sag when used horizontally. They will work but aluminum
tubing makes a lot more sense.
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> is there any reason why you could not use 2- 102" CB whip
> antennas for a 10M dipole?
> Connect the shield of the coax to one and the center of the coax
> to the other one using a homemade bracket out of something non
> conductive to bolt the 2 whip antennas to,at 180 degrees from
> each other...like this <--------- ---------->
> + ↑ -
> NOTE most cb whip antennas are 102 inches but by the time you
> add the mounting hardware the antenna really measures 102.5 inches.
> Just an idea...
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