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Email from Tom Fitzpatrick K4IE
From: "Tom Fitzpatrick"
Date: Tue, 19 Feb 2002 11:53:13 -0500
Subject: The 80-meter antenna WORKS !!!
Hi Lou,Tried your 1/4 vertical for 80mtrs. I was using a sloper before.
was long enough, I used it for the horizontal leg. My tower is about 54'
Mounted the crossarm just below the rotator so the vertical element
makes one trip down and one up.
I wasn't sure how well it was working, a
bit hard to find much DX during the week.
This past weekend I did an 80mtr
only entry in ARRLCW DX contest.
Only operated a few hours. Made 101 QSOs
in 48 countries, so I guess it works well.
Can't wait to try it in SS because all stateside stations really pound in with it.
One question: I made my 1::1 Balun from RG-58U as per the Handbook.
However, the Handbook had no specs for a 160mtr balun.
I'm planning on
making a 160mtr version. What are the specs for a balun for this band?
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