Ham Radio-Comparing a folded dipole to a regular dipole antenna


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This is post 2440 in a continuing series of simple ham radio antennas.

Thanks to Kevin Loughin (KB9RLW) for this interesting antenna comparison.  

In my experience, the folded dipole antenna tends to be a bit more broad banded than the "classic" HF dipole antenna. The folded dipole requires a 300-ohm balanced feeder and an antenna "tuner" for optimum performance.

The folded dipole antenna is useful if you don't have a coaxial cable feed line.  The folded dipole is compact, easy to set up, and suitable for both home and field use.

Here are some general comments from Kevin:

I did some comparisons between a regular old wire dipole and a folded dipole made out of window line. Both cut for 20 meters and both installed similarly. If you like my videos, please subscribe here: http://www.youtube.com/user/loughkb?s... If you want me to keep making more videos like this, consider becoming my patron at Patreon: http://www.patreon.com/kb9rlw/ Discuss this and other videos on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/kb9rlw/

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Aloha es 73 de Russ (KH6JRM).



 

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