Windom in odd configuration. Will it work?

Discussion in 'Antennas, Feedlines, Towers & Rotors' started by NC5S, Aug 11, 2009.

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  1. NC5S

    NC5S Ham Member QRZ Page

    In addtion to needing to be stealthy, I also have an odd configuration of trees from which to hang a wire antenna.

    I'm planning on building a Carolina Windom and putting it up. But, here's the issue.

    The short leg of the windom will be parallel to the ground to the center balun and the long end will angle horizontally about 70 degrees and vertically about 30 - 40 degrees.

    The feed point will be about 35' above the ground allowing plent of room for the 20' section of coax between the Balun and isolator. It, however, may not be exactly vertical.

    Is there any reason why this antenna won't work in this configuration
  2. W0YSE

    W0YSE Ham Member QRZ Page

    windom question

    I think it will work pretty well. It might not have the pattern that the Carolina windom makers advertise, but your tuner will make it work.

    Check out my inverted L at
  3. N0SYA

    N0SYA Ham Member QRZ Page

    Doesn't matter.
    Gooch's pardox states: "rf gatta go somewhere!"
  4. K7KBN

    K7KBN Ham Member QRZ Page

    Try it and see.
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