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Author Topic: An End-Fed Wire Antenna for 80m.  (Read 36025 times)

gil

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Re: An End-Fed Wire Antenna for 80m.
« Reply #30 on: October 03, 2013, 07:05:10 PM »
Interesting. I got a reply from Steph, the original author, and she said to use 4.2K...
I'll get back to it when the fancy hots me, which could be any time!  ;)

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Re: An Enf-Fed Wire Antenna for 80m.
« Reply #31 on: October 15, 2013, 03:01:57 PM »
Thanks Bob, great info!

I figured that on 80m, losses can have an impact. Not like on 20m.. The band is noisy and every bit helps.
I might have to rethink my potting plans then.. Maybe something closer, like closed-cell foam.
My idea was to find some kind of mylar for extra insulation between the coil and the case.

Gil.

Just wrap the coil in teflon pipe tape, its a good insulator and holds up real well to high voltage !

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Re: An Enf-Fed Wire Antenna for 80m.
« Reply #31 on: October 15, 2013, 03:01:57 PM »