[VHFcontesting] VHF Frequency Chart & 3 half wave dipole

Joe Crawford crawfish at surfmore.net
Sat Dec 8 21:15:28 EST 2001

The antenna he is referring to is an extended double zepp.It has a little
gain over a dipole.The loop would be a nice choice. I have one in my attic.
The total length of the loop is 19 feet 8 inches, and it is in a square
configuration,meaning each side is 59 inches on a side.I fed mine direct
with 75 ohm coax (1/4 wave times velocity factor) and it loads up fine over
50.1-50.5.Good luck!
                                                        Joe W4AAB
----- Original Message -----
From: "Rick Robinson" <k8dxn at charter.net>
To: "vhf" <vhf at w6yx.stanford.edu>
Cc: <vhfcontesting at contesting.com>; "Rover" <rover at qth.net>
Sent: Saturday, December 08, 2001 4:22 PM
Subject: [VHFcontesting] VHF Frequency Chart & 3 half wave dipole

> I have a good friend who has decided after being a ham since 1932(YES
> 1932) to join the ranks of the VHF world. I would like to find a
> frequency chart that is printable and big enough for old eyes to read. I
> know I can make one up and print the text but I thought a nice "Pro"
> style chart would be nice. Anyone have suggestions? BTW this is for
> V/Uhf bands as he knows the HF by heart. Also he wants to make a 6 meter
> dipole that is 3 half wavelengths long similar to some used for HF. Does
> anyone know what these antennas are called and where in the ARRL antenna
> book I can find info to build one for him? I know a loop might be better
> but at 89 years young he is determined to at least try. My next
> suggestion for him is to build a full wavelength loop for 6 that is
> horiziontaly polarized. Any experienced builders out there with info?
> Thanks ahead of time. K8DXN
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