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Default Broadband HF vertical antenna

A well known way to achieve wide bandwidth is to introduce loss. It
appears that's what is being done here. Because many amateurs use much
more power than necessary, quite a few people find that the reduced
signal from the B & W resistance-loaded folded dipole is a worthwhile
trade for increased bandwidth. I'm sure that some will be happy with a
similar trade with this antenna. Whether you would or not is up to you.

I believe you'll find it to be very poor on the lower bands unless you
have a very good ground system.

Roy Lewallen, W7EL

Some interesting info starting to apear on the web

Is it worth constructing one ? How well would it work ?


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