Dipole or Doublet

Discussion in 'General Technical Questions and Answers' started by KE7ENC, Aug 7, 2005.

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  1. KE7ENC

    KE7ENC Ham Member QRZ Page

    What is the difference between a dipole and a doublet in physical mechanical configuration?
     
  2. K6UEY

    K6UEY Ham Member QRZ Page

    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!! [​IMG]
     
  3. W5ALT

    W5ALT Ham Member QRZ Page

    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. [​IMG]

    73,
    Walt, W5ALT
     
  4. KC9ECI

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  5. WG7X

    WG7X Premium Subscriber QRZ Page

    Mike,

    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
     
  6. WA9CWX

    WA9CWX Ham Member QRZ Page

    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.
    ie.
    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?"

    Frank
     
  7. K4KWH

    K4KWH Guest

    Just don't fall off the "ladder". [​IMG]
     
  8. KB2VXA

    KB2VXA Ham Member QRZ Page

    If you saw upon the street a man who walked with dipole feet...
     
  9. AG3Y

    AG3Y Ham Member QRZ Page

    I thought it was a person with dual personalities ! Oh, wait, that is a "bi-polar" person! [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  10. KL7AJ

    KL7AJ Premium Subscriber QRZ Page

    about 75 years [​IMG]

    About the same difference between a condenser and a capacitor.

    eric
     
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