Re: Antenna attic

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From: Mike Yetsko (myetsko@insydesw.com)
Date: Sun Sep 17 2000 - 09:09:08 EDT


I forget where I saw the thing. But it was called a rhombic, but it's
not in the normally accepted sense I guess. It was made out of
twinlead, and I remember if had an impedance of maybe 500 ohms.

I seem to recall it was open opposite the feed point, or had a 450
 resistor, depending on configuration.

I want to say I saw it in 73, but I could have seen it almost anywhere.
This was back in 82 I think, but definitely before 84, as I was in
an other house then. I can't recall if I was an ARRL member then
or not to see it in QST.

Mike

> Mike,
> >
> > One thing I haven't seen mentioned is a 'rhombic'. I did one on my
> > roof at one time. But I don't see any reason why it wouldn't work
> > inside under the rafters as well...
> >
> Hmmm, you've must have an awfully big attic! Wish I had one too.
> Rhombics, to work well usually are several wavelength on a side. Even
> at 10 meters that's a lot of real estate! Of course for 2 meters it
> might work.
>
> I think you meant to say a loop! Even then a loop takes a bit of real
> estate!
>
> 73
>


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