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DYI long wire project

Discussion in 'Videos and Podcasts' started by VE3BF, Jul 17, 2019.

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  1. VE3BF

    VE3BF Ham Member QRZ Page

    My $35.00 DYI long wire antenna project that will work on all band, 160m through 6m.
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  2. WN1MB

    WN1MB Ham Member QRZ Page

    I'm heating the oil for the popcorn for this one. Should prove to be a doozie!

    A couple of first blush comments:

    124.5 feet is only a longwire starting on 40 meters, and higher frequencies. It's 1/2 wave at 3.760 MHz, and 1/4 wave at 1.880 Mhz.

    Why anyone would ground the far end of the counterpoise is completely beyond me. I'd sure like to hear the explanation of that idea.

    Didn't note SWR or BW on all bands claimed.
     
  3. W5LZ

    W5LZ Ham Member QRZ Page

    The usual definition of a "longwire" antenna is one of more than two wavelengths at it's design frequency. Then again a "longwire" isn't the same as a "long wire". Depends on what you are talking about and the 'frame of reference' of the one doing the talking. The name "longwire" dates back to when names of things really had some physical relation to what it was. Now? Let's just call it 'Fred'...
     
  4. KA0HCP

    KA0HCP XML Subscriber QRZ Page

    "...more than one wavelength."
     
  5. KD8DEY

    KD8DEY Ham Member QRZ Page

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  6. WN1MB

    WN1MB Ham Member QRZ Page

    It only causes cancer in California. It's fine in the rest of the states.
     
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  7. W5LZ

    W5LZ Ham Member QRZ Page

    HCP -
    Guess it just depends on how,what,where you learned...
     

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