Tuesday, December 5, 2017

Installing a G5RV Inverted V Antenna for HF use on a Fishing Pole. Post #1333..


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The G5RV antenna is based on a design from Louis Varney (G5RV)(SK).  Originally, the antenna was made as a 3/2 wavelength antenna for the 20 meter band.  Over the years,  radio amateurs have modified the feed arrangement to allow operation on several bands, including 40, 20, and 10 meters.  Used with balanced feed line a 4:1 current balun, and a sturdy antenna transmatch (i.e. "tuner"), the G5RV can work other bands such as 15 meters.

In this video, "kloxieman" shows us how he installed the G5RV as an inverted V using a 30-ft/9.146 meters fishing pole as the support structure.  His use of a balanced feed line, a current balun, and an antenna "tuner" gives this G5RV excellent performance on the 40, 20, and 10 meter bands.

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