Antenna Question

Discussion in 'Antennas, Feedlines, Towers & Rotors' started by KJ4PTA, Oct 27, 2009.

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  1. KI6J

    KI6J Ham Member QRZ Page

    Steve-TXQ,
    I've been puzzled by that myself. My OCF installation violates this rule with little effect. The words "greater than 90 degrees against itself" leads me to believe it is a communication problem.
    I've noticed if I have to go back to a tailor and tell him the jacket doesn't fit right, the universal response is "oh, you've put on a couple of pounds."
    Well, did you install the antenna correctly?
    Stu
     
  2. W6ECE

    W6ECE Ham Member QRZ Page

    I think that should say "should not be less than 90 degrees". Other wise you could not put it out as a straight wire!
     
  3. G3TXQ

    G3TXQ Ham Member QRZ Page

    And you could bring it back on itself parallel to the top - included angle of zero degrees ;)

    Steve G3TXQ
     
  4. KJ4PTA

    KJ4PTA Ham Member QRZ Page

    This has gotten really interesting..
    I have built the W5GI I am now using and a number of dipoles for listening but hadn't considered building the Carolina Windom 80 because of the "low loss matching transformer" and the "special, high isolation line isolator".
    To be honest, I don't even know what they are.. much less how to build them.
    I've been told to keep the W5GI and just build a 80 meter [a place I seem to be lacking at times] but I'd like to have a all band that works a little better than what I have. I can see that I will always have antenna envy and want something a little better than what I have.
     
  5. AE5JU

    AE5JU Ham Member QRZ Page

    If the end of the wire goes straight out, it is bent at 0*.

    If the end of the wire goes straight down, it is bent at 90*.

    If the end of the wire is bent back upon it self, it is greater than 90*, and is in effect, shortened.
     
  6. K5BDH

    K5BDH Premium Subscriber QRZ Page

    Jut read through the posts here and also have a question on running a 80 ocf dipole. What if one ran the short side (~45-50') as a sloper from 35' to 6-8' and ran the long end (80-90') as a horizontal wire out to a tree top? I wonder how all of this would effect the performance etc. Ive read where the long side does most of the job. But have had good luck on hf running my current 40m wire as a fullblown sloper. Im sure it would make things alot easier if I could run ladder line to my radio, but thats just not feasible with my current station location.
     
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