Re: Punk antenna
Don Wilhelm <w3fpr@...>
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If you are only interested in 40 meters, the best solution is a dipole fed with coax and a push-up telescoping pole to support the center - a couple of test stakes and a bit of mason line will allow you to quickly erect an inverted Vee.
I like center fed antennas because they are less troublesome and have a low impedance feedpoint.
You might ask what happens if you do not have enough horizontal space for the inverted Vee configuration. My solution is to create a vertical with one radial from the same antenna - use a 32 foot telescoping pole, and connect one end of the antenna to the top of that pole - push it up and string out the single radial (the other half of the dipole) along the ground or bushes as best you can (it can even bend a bit) - it will radiate just fine as a vertical.
The telescoping pole can be anchored to most any convenient vertical support with a couple of bungy cords.
The real solution is the 32 foot telescoping pole. It can make a very versatile full size antenna for you. It will be resonant so a tuner will not be required.
On 5/25/2015 8:17 PM, Michael McEwen mcewenk5osa@... [4sqrp] wrote: