[TowerTalk] (no subject) Vertical Antenna InsteadofTower Decision....

Peter Voelpel df3kv at t-online.de
Wed Sep 24 10:51:46 EDT 2008


-----Original Message-----
From: towertalk-bounces at contesting.com
[mailto:towertalk-bounces at contesting.com] On Behalf Of Dennis
Sent: Mittwoch, 24. September 2008 16:23
To: Richards; donovanf at starpower.net; Don Hall
Cc: TowerTalk at contesting.com
Subject: Re: [TowerTalk] (no subject) Vertical Antenna InsteadofTower

A new technique for feeding towers has been adopted for Amateur use from the
broadcast industry.  You drop 3 heavy gauge wires connected at the top of
the tower to within a few feet of the bottom.  Connect the three wires
together with a wire ring around the base of the tower and feed that ring,
connected to the three wires, with a simple L-Network with respect to your
radial system.

Very effecient system.  Several local DXers us it on 160m and 80m with great
results.  One tower is 140' and the other I know is about 90' with a lot of
top loading from various beams....

You can Google this type of tower feed and get more information....

Dennis, k0eoo

That describes the "folded unipole" vertical



More information about the TowerTalk mailing list