40m mobile whip dipole

Discussion in 'Mobile Radio Systems' started by 2E0NKT, Mar 21, 2011.

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  1. 2E0NKT

    2E0NKT Ham Member QRZ Page

    Has anyone ever tried a dipole made from a couple of 40m mobile whips.
    I want to put one up on a small rotator and if works ok would put up a 20m also.

    Just a thought, and before I go too far, would like hear of any previous experiances.

    Thanks, Nik.
     
  2. K0BG

    K0BG Ham Member QRZ Page

    Other than the fact it is rather lossy, it is better than nothing.
     
  3. KO6WB

    KO6WB Premium Subscriber QRZ Page

    This has been done by other folks and it does work. Will it work as well as a proper 1/2 wave dipole? No it won't. Alot depends on how you do put it up. Height above ground is important as is the total lenght. The longer you can make it the better the results. The higher you can put it the better the results. Don't know if a rotor would do you that much good. Could be a bit much. Still you can expect to get some contacts with it. You might consider a vertical arrangement with radials. I do that here with a screwdriver antenna. It has produced contacts all over the world, but I have limited space and other restrictions.
    73
    Gary
     
  4. WA4OTD

    WA4OTD Ham Member QRZ Page

    Many people have done this with hamsticks. You can google it and find a lot of examples.
     
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