[TowerTalk] HF Vee Beam Experience?

Chet Moore ChetMoore at cox.net
Thu Sep 13 13:13:51 EDT 2007


OK, I'll bite.   How well does it work    I used a rhombic up at KL7AIZ that 
was 500 feet per leg, terminated at the far end..  That one loaded on all 
bands and was dynamite.  A rhombic at this QTH is not feasable.

Press on regardless


Chet N4FX
----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Rick Stealey" <rstealey at hotmail.com>
To: <k4tmc at aol.com>; <towertalk at contesting.com>
Sent: Thursday, September 13, 2007 10:11 AM
Subject: Re: [TowerTalk] HF Vee Beam Experience?

>>terminating resistors?
> Hi Henry,
> I homebrewed one a year ago, on the way to building a Rhombic (first half 
> of
> my rhombic).  It didn't do much for me in the way of excitement so I
> completed the Rhombic project and then only needed one terminating 
> resistor.
>  I was looking for a 500 watt 600 ohm resistor, and you are right, they
> aren't common items.  I checked with a company called Carborundum I think 
> it
> was, who make Globar resistors but they wanted something well over $100 
> for
> it.  Had to get them to "quote" my request, couldn't get a price from 
> their
> web site.  So I looked for alternatives and an interesting alternative was
> to get a 50 ohm dummy load and use a balun (an un-un in the case of a vee
> beam since you are connecting to ground) like a 9:1 type to match the 50
> ohms up to 450 ohms.
> As to performance...  that's another subject, that's not what you asked, 
> is
> it?
> Rick  K2XT
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