1/2 Wave dipoles on 630 meters do work!

Discussion in 'The Low Bands - 630/2200 Meters - VLF' started by W5DFN, Jul 17, 2018.

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  1. W5DFN

    W5DFN Ham Member QRZ Page

    I wonder what the losses in those big variometers used by many hams on 630 amount to. With coils inches apart, there must be some considerable difference between power from the transmitter actually fed to the antenna.
  2. K8JD

    K8JD Ham Member QRZ Page

    Since my antenna wires hang over many tree branches in the run thru my woods, I have to use insulated wire. Maybe I should start shopping for a bargain in 1000 ft spools for my VLF dipole.
  3. K8JD

    K8JD Ham Member QRZ Page

    I can hear a lot (150+) of airport beacons with a 160M dipole, but hearing Hams on 630M is a bit more of a challenge !
  4. KM1H

    KM1H Ham Member QRZ Page

    When I trimmed my 160M elevated radials at 15' I had to remove 9' from each side.


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