Soviet Trans-polar Ski-Veterans Use Inverted Vee

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    WB8AXI writes "The recent Trans-polar ski-trek from Russia to Canada via the North Pole presented some interesting radio antenna lash-ups.

    The UPN television network recently screened the successful crossing of the ice-bound Arctic Ocean by a three man Soviet ski-team.

    The interest of at least one American ham operator was drawn to the novel inverted vee antenna mast utilizing the explorer's ski poles.
    The specially designed metal ski-poles were interlocked end to end and raised vertically to about twenty five feet in order to support the bare-wire inverted vee antenna and it's bare-wire ladder line with insulators spaced about five inches apart:

    If you were the radio-op on such an Arctic expedition what type of feedline would you use for your fifteen or twenty meter vee antenna?

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