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:
Thanks for joining us today.
Aloha es 73 de Russ (KH6JRM).