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G5RV vs coax fed dipole

May 4th 2014, 01:50


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Why does a G5RV use 450 ohm ladder line instead of 50 ohm coax?
May 5th 2014, 01:37


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This page uses Smith Charts to show how a 28 ft length of 300 ohm transmission line can improve the match to 50 ohms on many bands.

Zack W1VT
ARRL Senior Lab Engineer

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