Re: More 88ft doublet notes


From: G. Brandon Hoyt (
Date: Thu Aug 15 2002 - 06:51:15 CDT

On Wed, 14 Aug 2002 23:31:52 -0700 "Gary & Jean Hanson"
<> writes:
> Hi gang,
> I've been using the 88ft doublet as my portable 'vacation' antenna
> for the
> last two years and have erected it at many different heights using a
> V,
> inverted V and flat horizontal configuration. I use #26 hookup wire
> with
> plastic buttons as the center and end insulators and a 300 ohm
> twinlead
> feedline about 70 feet long.

Lots of questions, so watchout!

Could you explain the center part a lil' more betta? My main question
is, is there any sort of strain relief, or something like that? Just a
button in the middle? What kind of Button? Shirt, pants, Army fatigue
style (that the kind I gots a lot of)? Is this an antenna you frequently
have to rebuild? When you make it an invert-Vee, what would you guess
the angle to be at the apex of the antenna? How close to the ground are
the ends?
        As far as feedline goes, is this feedline the radio Snack
vo-ri-tee, or are you using the Windowline version? Except for feedline
loss considerations, is the length of the feedline critical to overall
antler performance?

G. Brandon Hoyt "Known far and Wide as the Great Pumpkin"
Philosopher, Photographer, Preacher, Pirate, Poet.

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