Friday, May 3, 2019

Three-Wire Dipole Antenna. Post 1855.


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I'm always looking for unusual antennas that can expand the basic capabilities of simple dipoles and verticals.  The Three-Wire Dipole is such an antenna.

In this video, Stan Gibilisco (W1GV) shows us how to build this unusual antenna and describes its advantages and drawbacks.  The antenna is fed with open wire (300 ohm twin lead, 450 ohm ladder line, or homebrewed 600 ohm feed line) and uses an antenna transmatch (i.e. "tuner") with optional balun to reduce RFI and SWR. The space between the top horizontal antenna element and the bottom antenna element is approximately 12 inches /30.48 cm.  The antenna is capable of multiband operation. 

If you're looking for a different kind of dipole, then the three-wire dipole may be what you're looking for.

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