dipole with ladderline

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From: Steve Miller (kg7pv@teleport.com)
Date: Wed Oct 30 1996 - 09:42:36 EST


>Date: Mon, 28 Oct 1996 00:48:00 -0600

>I have a quick question from those with experience;
>I'm prepairing to install a dipole fed with 450 ohm ladderline. It's not
>real easy to run the ladderline into the house, so I plan to use a 4:1 balun
>at my cable entrance and then feed it with 20 feet or so of RG-8.
> Has anybody tired this setup?

Denton, you just descibed one of my antennas. I do use an external "T"
network tuner tho. My antenna is cut for 40 and works fine on 40, 30, 20,
and 15. Will load up on 80
though the tuning is sharp. I use another antenna for 10. GL

Steve Miller (CN-85) Norcal #308 QRP-L #109 ARCI # 9230
Norcal 40A es Oak Hills Spirit II es dipole


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