From: Brian Carling (email@example.com)
BC>>I do get some RF in the shack, but at QRP of course it is no
BC>>With SSB at QRO it can get bad on some bands, and if I start tuning
BC>>at QRO with thing sset wrong it will drive the rig crazy at times!
BC>>I prefer a regular 1/2 wave dipole, but if you have to use a Marconi
BC>>or Zepp etc., I would always use a tuner.
MC>Well how about making it a Balanced end-fed zepp with an inline parallel 1/4
MC>section, ala Jpole. I have had some success with constructing 10m and 30
MC>versions of wire and ladder line and have always been able to find an
MC>acceptable swr w/o use of a tuner. Yes you can lay them on their side, make
MC>them a sloper, or make the wire horizontal and the parallel element vertical
MC> All kinds of possbilities, especially when you cannot hang a dipole and fee
MC>it conveniently.....72/73.........de Mike, KR4IT
Yeah but then you are stuck with single band. I needed a virtually
invisible antenna with good radiation characteristics at low elevation
for all bands 160-10m with end-feed, and this fills the bill!
I have a G5RV kit here that I never dared to put up due to having
to bury the coax feedline and do other things that might arouse
suspicions among my neighbors.
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