Woud a disguised Cobweb work the same?

Discussion in 'Antennas, Feedlines, Towers & Rotors' started by G1YBB, Sep 8, 2015.

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  1. G1YBB

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    Best I'll be able to manage initially is somewhere around 25-28 feet. Depends how light I make it.
  2. K5VV

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    What is the diameter of that thing? It looks like you're building a mini spiderhexbeam.
  3. AK5B

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    Since you'll be putting it up and down a lot I'd suggest fabricating a mounting hub out of small wood blocks drilled out to accept thin glass fibre arms. Use very thin wire and the lightest plastic box to house the balun in, perhaps a small Lexan sheet as a rain cover might even suffice---experiment and see. GL and have fun; the G3TXQ version is the way to go, too.

    73, Jeff
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  4. G1YBB

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    the photo is an actual washing line.

    the planned build is based upon this:
  5. AE7F

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    That ought to dry those stubborn wet clothes pretty fast. :)

    Are you putting it at that elevation at night and taking back down before morning?
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  6. G1YBB

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    Yeah that's the plan, and what I do with the dipole.
  7. G1YBB

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    Oh cool. Just looked up your location.
    We passed through your town this time last year (almost to the day) on a 4000+mile 3 week road trip. Passed through heading from Page to Bryce Canyon.

    No it was after Bryce heading to Salina for Motel.
    And 6th September 2014
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  8. WA4SIX

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    THen, you passed through my little town, too... Kanab... It's where you banged a right to the north.

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  9. G1YBB

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    Sure did! Gotta say I LOVED the trip and am hoping for another one in 2016.
  10. WA7DU

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    I passed through Kanab several years ago going the other direction, with 11 very annoyed cats, and two confused dogs in the vehicle. It was nighttime. Almost missed that left turn.
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