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dipole ant. in my garage

Jul 12th 2016, 18:26

WB8VMW

Joined: Apr 4th 1998, 00:00
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I have a 40 m dipole ant. in my garage that seems to work but I was thinking that It would work better it I changed it to a different configuration. The ant. now is along each side of the garage, the coax is connected at the center of the garage at the top at one end and drops down approx 7 ft. then down each side and is hooked to a bungee cord. I trimmed it for the cw (7114) part and down to 7025. If I was to take and rearrange the legs to come from the center of the garage zig zag pattern down to each side and to opposite ends of the garage would the gain be worth it?
Jul 13th 2016, 14:51

W1VT

Joined: Apr 4th 1998, 00:00
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A zig zag pattern can make it easier to match, but in practice the losses are higher so you are likely to lose signal rather than gain it. The most significant gains come from making a low dipole higher.

Zack Lau W1VT
ARRL Senior Lab Engineer

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