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Re: 435 drooping dipole



At 12:50 PM -0500 5/25/01, Estes Wayne-W10191 wrote:
>Tony Dinkel wrote:
>
>Anybody ever build a drooping dipole for uo 14 or ao 27 downlink?
>
>Wayne replies:
>
>An "inverted vee" is not a good antenna for satellite use on the 2m 
>and 70cm bands.  The gain pattern is not well suited for satellite 
>reception when the antenna is several wavelengths above the ground. 
>It has very

Would not consider building one without its own ground plane.  I am 
going to experiment with 3/8 to 1/2 lambda spacing.  Can't find henry 
jasik right now.

Also, I am planning a crossed drooper.

td

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