Discussion in 'Amateur Radio News' started by VK6FLAB, Jan 11, 2019.
OK, Got it, lol. Sorry for my misquote. Best 73
It's all starting to make sense now...
Nice to see articles on any antennas but fan dipole principles are has old as the hills surely. Some one mentioned do they work. Yes is the answer , but do not expect it to work with no work to do on it. You must setup and start testing out each element for match and trim. then start again. Every time you cut a bit off one element to match ,you change another element and so on until you are lucky and all work correct. There is a procedure to do this but I cannot remember if you should start on the longest elements and work up or the other way round. Suck it and see. Its all part of the learning curve. If you do not like that buy a mobile phone and start to think of another hobby like basket weaving or some type of none tech pastime.
Its the NEWS!
You know, circa 2019...the FAKE kind.
Will 1:1 current balun is good for the horizontal design at the top?
Seem easy to make.
How is that fun?
Per W8JI - "We sometimes fall in love with certain antennas. The song fits the ad. At least 10,000 Maniacs loved their Gotham antennas. For those who love magical antennas, Gotham style antennas are still available today under various models and names. ... Gotham used advertisements that appealed entirely to emotion. Their ads actually had no performance information at all, just how some person in some unknown location worked a long list of DX. Gotham ads stood out from all other advertisements in the 50's and 60's, and generated quite a few sales to new amateurs. According to Gotham advertisements, Gotham antennas were the world's best!"
Did you find that old ad (yet) for the fan dipole John? They used to advertise everywhere--SWL, ham, CB. Especially in QST...a small 1/16 column ad. Every month. Starting at least 60 years ago...forget the name of the company. They were somewhere in the midwest.
Hey! I always wondered how W1AW did so well on the air-- its that GOTHAM VERTICAL!
Just wanted to repeat your post Joe; very useful diagram that!
I just wanted to give a plug for Chuck's really cool version of a 'fan dipole'. You should look it up on google...