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Author Topic: A Sloped Folded Dipole Antenna for 43 Meter Band  (Read 2606 times)

Offline ChrisSmolinski

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A Sloped Folded Dipole Antenna for 43 Meter Band
« on: August 10, 2013, 1857 UTC »
Chris Smolinski
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Re: A Sloped Folded Dipole Antenna for 43 Meter Band
« Reply #1 on: August 11, 2013, 0026 UTC »
Really good piece Chris.  I have a similar problem here and your article gives me food for thought concerning a fall antenna project.  I realize that its difficult to tell, but have you noticed any "shading effects" in the direction of the mast tree trunk?  My "mast tree" here is in an unfortunate place... natch.  Thanks for the idea.
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Re: A Sloped Folded Dipole Antenna for 43 Meter Band
« Reply #2 on: August 11, 2013, 0035 UTC »
Not sure if there is or not, I'll have to see if I can determine any effects as I use it.
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Re: A Sloped Folded Dipole Antenna for 43 Meter Band
« Reply #3 on: August 12, 2013, 2350 UTC »
Yeah, nice post. I have plenty of the materials you used lying around. When the leaves fall I'll probably put one of these up, likely to replace the 17m vertical wire that I never really used (and I can use the existing supports to pull it over the tree).
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Re: A Sloped Folded Dipole Antenna for 43 Meter Band
« Reply #4 on: August 15, 2013, 0007 UTC »
Any idea how wide this will go?
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Re: A Sloped Folded Dipole Antenna for 43 Meter Band
« Reply #5 on: August 15, 2013, 0020 UTC »
I am getting good results on 48 meters as well.
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