Ham Radio 40/80/160 Meter Inverted V Dipole Antenna. Post #1491.
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Dave Tadlock (KG0ZZ) does an excellent job of taking us through the theory, design, construction, and use of a multiband V dipole antenna covering the 40, 80, and 160 meter amateur radio bands. Like the previous post by Peter Parker (VK3YE), Dave takes a 40 meter dipole or inverted V and adds more bands by means of loading coils, carefully chosen element lengths, and optimal height to give us multiband capabilities without the use of an antenna transmatch (i.e. "tuner").
While there is some loss of efficiency and bandwidth, this antenna brings you the opportunity of operating on lower HF bands with just one antenna structure. Dave adds that this antenna can fit in most urban lots with a little pre-planning. A good, overall HF antenna for this age of marginal propagation.
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Aloha es 73 de Russ (KH6JRM).