[TowerTalk] To Shunt feed or Not to Shunt feed??

Bob Nielsen n7xy at clearwire.net
Mon Jul 7 18:33:12 EDT 2008

I don't recall many analyzers available 50 years ago.  Of course,  
tube transmitters were a bit less critical.

I use the Tenna-Dipper with my MP-1 for portable use.  It's easily  
worth the $25 I paid for it <http://www.4sqrp.com/kits/td/td.htm>.

Bob, N7XY

On Jul 7, 2008, at 6:13 PM, Tom Osborne wrote:

> H'mmm, that's a pretty broad statement.
> How about people who don't have antenna analyzers?  Don't put up  
> antennas?
> I been putting antenns up for over 50 years and only had an  
> analyzer for the
> last 2 years.  For the first 25 years didn't even have a SWR bridge.
> Somehow they seemed to work.  Had to tweak them a time or 2 to get  
> them to
> work.  Built beams, quads, phased verticals, etc.  73
> Tom W7WHY
>> Absolutely correct.  I would not start any antenna project without an
>> antenna analyzer.  I put up a ham stick dipole this weekend, as a
>> temporary and portable project,  and it would have been impossible to
>> tune it without an analyzer.
>> Just MY take....  Happy trails and 73.    ----  Richards - K8JHR ----
>> ==============================================================
>> AD5VJ Bob wrote:
>>> Would I be wasting allot of time and effort if I started this  
>>> (not so)
>>> little project without anything to measure impedance or an
>>> antenna analyzer to measure tuning? Also where does one get the  
>>> capacitor
>>> necessary for the shunt feed?

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