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Re: Lazy H Antenna
« Reply #15 on: July 28, 2013, 2214 UTC »
Boombox, you beat me to it.

Chris, you could use traps on both the dipole and the reflector to reduce the footprint. You would probably know better than I where to find online calculators for the coils.

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Re: Lazy H Antenna
« Reply #16 on: July 30, 2013, 1324 UTC »
Hah! That's what you think. I have no hair above the ears. Plenty in my ears,but none above. And it's mauve thank you very much.

thats basically PINK   did you dye yur hair for AL again

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Re: Lazy H Antenna
« Reply #17 on: July 31, 2013, 1259 UTC »
Chris, what about an EWE?  If you have two trees in line towards Europe it would be ideal, plus it's closer to the ground for tweaking.
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Re: Lazy H Antenna
« Reply #18 on: July 31, 2013, 1316 UTC »
Chris, what about an EWE?  If you have two trees in line towards Europe it would be ideal, plus it's closer to the ground for tweaking.

I think I do have two such trees, Sealord. Thanks for the suggestion, let me look into it. Do you have one?
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Re: Lazy H Antenna
« Reply #19 on: July 31, 2013, 1343 UTC »
I was using one before I got into the phased verticals and had good results with it.  In a sense, that's what the EWE is - two phased verticals in an endfire arrangement using the top horizontal wire connecting the two verticals as your phase line.  The only downside is the antenna is very dependent on grounding so if your soil conditions are really, really bad then it might not give you as good of performance.

How far apart are your trees?  I don't know of any tree distance/Freq. formula, but IIRC the rule of thumb is twice the distance per vertical height.  I had two pines that were 14' apart so I set my verticals up 7' high and had good results.  You do have to use a 3:1 transformer to knock it down to 50 ohms.
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