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Ham Radio - An end fed folded dipole experiment. Part 1, the idea and design.

Discussion in 'Amateur Radio News' started by KB7TBT, Jul 7, 2019.

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  1. AB7E

    AB7E Ham Member QRZ Page

    Except the currents won't be in phase, and now instead of a shorted transmission line it becomes an open transmission line.
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  2. KG5KPU

    KG5KPU XML Subscriber QRZ Page

    I play around with, experiment, and fail all on my own. I don't blame the guy for having an idea and trying it out. The bigger question is....why did QRZ publish it?????
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  3. K2XT

    K2XT Premium Subscriber QRZ Page

    As of now (10:30 utc 7/12/19) there have been 7300 views of the first video and 3100 views of the second.
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  4. W1LWT

    W1LWT Ham Member QRZ Page

    wire---End fed---Dipole---Halfwave fed End fed----OCF-----squared ------round----triagle----loop---longwire-----zepp- and on and on what ever a wire is a wire----tubeing is tubeing---Who carea where's there a wire cut for a band and it works its an antenna. if it unknown lenght and works its just that......there is BOOKS, and articles and storys and what e ver to learn ..There is waisted time on discussion on a subject that is already been worked out for a design or experiment or what ever...just cut some wire hang it and hope for your best if you never read a so so many books about this subject...Have we rasied a question dumb thoughted generation who thinks thinks they know more thats already been discovered and written about and formulated...OMG ..cut a peice of wire and ts that hang it use it ..Its that hard not to enjoy your hobby........
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  5. K2XT

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    Your profile pic says it all. A little duct tape, a little WD40, what else does anyone need? Maybe an xacto knife and a screwdriver !! You got it man.
  6. W5DXP

    W5DXP Ham Member QRZ Page

    Here's the definition of a "dipole antenna" from the IEEE Dictionary: "dipole antenna - Any one of a class of antennas having a radiation pattern approximating that of an elementary electric dipole." The technical definition depends on current nodes at each end of a wire and does not depend on where the dipole antenna is fed.

    The Carolina "Windom" antenna is actually an off-center fed dipole. An actual Windom antenna is fed with a single vertical wire against a ground plane, Marconi style.
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  7. 2E0TWG

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    Because Kevin has almost 20,000 subscribers. Only reason I can think of. 73
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