What is the difference between a dipole and a doublet in physical mechanical configuration?
73's Michael W KE7ENC
No Code (yet) Tech
When calling CQ in CW on 6, I think I now know how Jack Phillips and Harold Bride felt on April 14th, 1912.
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.
We've been smeckledorfed!
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?"
"Clear intent is the best predictor of experience"
Just don't fall off the "ladder".
If you saw upon the street a man who walked with dipole feet...
I don't suffer from insanity, I enjoy every minute of it.
73 de Warren KB2VXA
about 75 years
Originally Posted by [b
About the same difference between a condenser and a capacitor.
"The more you know, the less you don't know."