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Re: RS12/13



I have had good luck with a ten meter turnstyle made out of 4 stainless CB
whips screwed into a plastic sewer pipe. The antenna is mounted about 8 feet
above ground. I also have a 10 meter preamp at the antenna.

73 de Don KC4YRT


> I have had wonderful luck with a ten meter Turnstile / Inverted Vee
antenna.
>
> 1. An 8 to 10 foot section of PVC pipe.
>
> 2. 2 ten meter dipoles
>
> 3. A 1/4 wavelength of RG-59.
>
> 4. 4 Bricks or tent pegs.
>
> 5. 24'  of nylon rope.
>
> Feed the dipoles for circular polarization using the RG-59.  Attach their
> centers to the top of the pole.  Tie about 6 feet of rope to each dipole
> end.  Lay them out in an X pattern securing the ends of the dipoles(ropes)
> with the bricks or tent pegs.  If you don't have the room, shorten the
> ropes.    This antenna actually works better when close to the ground
(based
> on experience not analysis).
>
> 73,
> Joe
> ka0yos@amsat.org
>
>  > > Switch to a full wave horizontal loop on 10 and you'll be
>  > > amazed at how much
>  > > better your receive will be.
>  >
>  > While on the subject of RS-13 antennas, I have the problem of very
limited
>  > space and any 10m antenna I "erect" needs to be either (a) fully
portable)
>  > or (b) able to be quickly erected and taken down, as well as being
>  > self-supporting (the area I have access to is basically the end of a
>  > concrete driveway).
>  >
>  > Up until now, I have used a CB whip, with mixed results (OK for CW, SSB
> gets
>  > a bit rough).  The uplink antenna is a 2m vertical.
>  >
>  > Any ideas on a 10m antenna for my situation?
>
>
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