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    What is the difference between a dipole and a doublet in physical mechanical configuration?
    73's Michael W KE7ENC
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    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!!

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    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.

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    We've been smeckledorfed!

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    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

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    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.
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    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?"

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    Just don't fall off the "ladder".

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    If you saw upon the street a man who walked with dipole feet...
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    I thought it was a person with dual personalities ! Oh, wait, that is a "bi-polar" person!

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    Quote Originally Posted by [b
    Quote[/b] (KE7ENC @ Aug. 07 2005,00:31)]What is the difference between a dipole and a doublet in physical mechanical configuration?
    about 75 years

    About the same difference between a condenser and a capacitor.

    eric
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