Fan Vertical Antenna

Discussion in 'Amateur Radio News' started by VK6FLAB, Jan 11, 2019.

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  1. N6JSX

    N6JSX Ham Member QRZ Page

    Vertical Fan Dipole, ya right. This was just a cleaver way to get a FREE advertisement for your "Amazon store, or visit my author page: Volume 7 is out now".

    Some of us write how-to's to help HAMdom not make a profit off HAMs. You can find my many antenna articles for free on many HAM bogs ( including my FREE YGroups 'RDF-USA' or 'HAM-SATs' - Files area.

    Now insert some meaningful information into your QRZ ad then tell all that an Inverted V multi-band Fan Dipole with near 102 degrees leg separation has a reactance of near 50 ohms which is great for direct single point connection to RG-8x. Some of us have been using multi-band fans for many decades - like mine 60/40/20/17/10m. The issue in making it is keeping the wires equidistant via spreaders (another free how-to article I posted many years ago). My main goal for my designed multi-band inverted V was durability, simplicity, and usability. Plus the low cost was great too going back to simplicity. These 12 gauge wires have ~1" of ice on each demonstrating durability. These dipoles are not vertical nor is the radiation pattern vertical either.

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  2. KA2K

    KA2K XML Subscriber QRZ Page

    Thank You.
  3. W1YW

    W1YW Ham Member QRZ Page this is a driver to SELL for Ono.

    Nothing wrong with making a profit. But is that effort--- NEWS?

    Look: can the Zed staff PLEASE list Ono-'s stuff as PODCASTS rather than AMATEUR RADIO NEWS?

    Clearly I am not the only one who feels it doesn't belong as NEWS.

    Chip W1YW
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  4. WN1MB

    WN1MB Ham Member QRZ Page

  5. NH7RO

    NH7RO Ham Member QRZ Page

    That falls under the "getting your hands bloody" category. See OSHA directive # BS734527284HF-784nd6639 for further information.
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  6. KA2K

    KA2K XML Subscriber QRZ Page

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  7. NH7RO

    NH7RO Ham Member QRZ Page

    I must admit that reading his single 1 star review on Amazon gave me a chuckle, though.
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  8. W1YW

    W1YW Ham Member QRZ Page

    I will not fault Onno for his creative efforts.

    It just seems a shame that with so much talent in our ranks, in this 'come as you are' service, we want a story told, replicating that known for a century --as 'news'.

    I found the responses--with ham-grown antennas- far more interesting, and far, far, better informed. Proud of you folks!

    Not a hand-hole in the bunch.

    Podcasts are aural story telling. This VK6FLAB stuff is podcasts, not news. Let's keep it as 'podcast'.
  9. KA0HCP

    KA0HCP XML Subscriber QRZ Page

    What The Zed needs is an "Articles Forum" so that the News Forum, remains about news.
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  10. NH7RO

    NH7RO Ham Member QRZ Page

    This is not a rebuttle or a defense of Onno's shameless merchandising posted as news, but I am compelled to point out a couple of things here.

    First of all, "ham" is not an acronym---every licensed ham should know that by now.

    Secondly, this entire thread is full of posts about horizontal fan dipoles rather than vertical fan Marconis/ground planes which besides supposedly being the subject under discussion here are a somewhat different kettle of fish, n'st ce pas?

    Too bad fan verticals are getting the short end of the stick ion a manner of speaking---they're really a very nifty solution for those of us who enjoy using verticals or can't put up an effective horizontal antenna at decent height above ground.

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