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Shortening wire antenna

Jul 13th, 18:36

w8erd

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Rather than cut the wire shorter, can I just bend it back and forth a little on itself and tape the overlapping wires together? This would be much simpler during the adjustment phase of he antenna.

What is the effect of the overlapping wires?
The wire is insulated.

Bob W8ERD
Jul 13th, 20:00

W1VT

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Here is a study on the subject.
http://ehpes.com/n6mw/FoldWriteUp.pdf

Zak W1VT
ARRL Senior Lab Engineer
Jul 14th, 17:34

w8erd

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Thanks very much!

Bob W8ERD

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