Link dipole vs 20m wire--which is better?


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This is post 2534 in a continuing series of simple ham radio antennas.

Thanks to Australian radio amateur Peter Parker (VK3YE) for this informal comparison between a link dipole antenna and a 20m wire antenna.

Here are his conclusions:

A casual test, using WSPR, of two popularly used portable antennas. A link dipole covering 40, 30 & 20m versus an end-fed wire 20 metres long. I alternate between the two to see if there is a pattern in reception reports. The test is done in the middle of the day when conditions should be fairly stable. CORRECTION: There are errors on the 30m slide. The numbers are right but the conclusions are not. The dipole was mostly worse not better. If you want to buy a commercially-made link dipole for 20 & 40m, consider this one. http://ebay.us/ALytRE (Note: I receive a commission on sales - at no extra charge to you) PS: If you liked this video please consider supporting Amateur Radio VK3YE by: * Subscribing on YouTube, * Checking my books page at https://books.vk3ye.com​​ to see if any appeal, * Shopping on Amazon via: https://amzn.to/3iiDQXv​​ , or * Shopping on eBay via: https://ebay.to/3rrGL3u​ (then if you buy something I'll get a small commission at no cost to you)
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Thanks for joining us today.

Aloha es 73 de Russ (KH6JRM).

 

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