ars.w5omr at gmail.com
Thu Dec 7 21:26:35 EST 2006
Rick Brashear wrote:
> Yep... that's about what I have. I'm in the middle of the block, but
> I own two lots side by side, so I have a little more room, but not
> much. My biggest problem with I 30 is the constant barrage of 10,000
> watt CB'ers!
> The loop sounds very interesting. I have a couple of more stalks of
> tower I'm going to add and I should be up about 55', so that may work
> out real good.
> Where do you feed the loop, at the bottom or top?
Seeing as how this antenna started life as an inverted vee, I left the
feed point where it was. I had attached an SO-239 to a piece of lexan,
drilled a couple of small'ish holes in it, and fed the wire through
there, and used it for strain relief, and antenna support.
I just ran the 450-ohm ladder line to the same point. It -was- not
being fed at the apex, but after about 6 months, changed that, and
reports are good.
the apex/feed point is 60' up. the ends slope down to around 20' off
the ground. That's about how far the bottom wire is above ground.. 20'.
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