A 400-ft Off-Center Fed wire for 160 - 10 M

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From: William K Hibbert (wb2vuo@juno.com)
Date: Sun Nov 24 1996 - 21:07:07 EST


In conversation today, one of the locals mentioned running an Off-Center
fed wire back in his youth (which could have been quite a while back)
....

I don't have the room for this monster, but it sounds interesting. The
wire was 400 feet long, fed 135 feet from one end with ladder line. The
feedline was 1/2-wave on 80 Meters, or 133 feet long. This antenna was
used on 160 M thru 10 M, and was "tuned" with a balanced tuner (Johnson
'Matchbox' was mentioned)

Looking at this on paper, it is about 1.5-waves on 80 M and 12-waves on
10 M. This should be a decent antler, and show some end-fire gain and
bi-directional pattern.

It's a thought for Field Day as I can't fit one in my yard.

Who want to try one out, or model it??

72/73, Keith, WB2VUO, QRP-L #582, ARRL LM, TS (WNY Section), VP/BARK,
Trustee, KB2YTW/B 10 Mtr Milliwatting Beacon (250 mW @ 28.2870 MHz)
"In the Depths of the Great Bergen Swamp...FN13ac"


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