Discussion in 'General Technical Questions and Answers' started by KE7ENC, Aug 7, 2005.
What is the difference between a dipole and a doublet in physical mechanical configuration?
The difference between a dipole and a doublet is just about the same as between a condenser and a capacitor.
That is to say it is all in the spelling!!
Wait a minute, Orv. I thought a dipole was a wire split in the middle to attach the feedpoint, while a doublet was 2 wires, one extending from each side of the feed point.
A dipole is usually fed with coax, while a doublet is fed with ladder line.
That's the usual definition here at radio WG7X anyways!
73 Gary WG7X
Doublet is ALSO a term used by some people to pretend they know something more than they do.....
In actual use I have heard the term 'doublet' MOST often used as stated, wire fed with ladder line.
MOST hams refer to a simple coax fed dipole as a Dipole. It is USUALLY 1/2 wave for the band they are working on, OTHERWISE they will name the band.
If they are working 15 meters with a 40 meter dipole, they will say "I'm using a 40 meter dipole"...If they are on 15 and using a 15 meter dipole, they will just say "I'm using a dipole".
If they are on 15 and using a two meter dipole, they will just say "Ain't the new licensing requirments GREAT?"
Just don't fall off the "ladder".
If you saw upon the street a man who walked with dipole feet...
I thought it was a person with dual personalities ! Oh, wait, that is a "bi-polar" person!
about 75 years
About the same difference between a condenser and a capacitor.