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Old 29th Sep 2019, 3:54 pm   #98
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: Stirlingshire, UK.
Posts: 360
Default Re: Antenna recommendation for 40 and 80M bands

I have been using an inverted V dipole for 80m now, and it is working OK. I contacted a station in North London last night, and also a portable station in Orkney, Isle of Wyre with population of 9 people on 80m too. I was excited to be able to contact these stations.

No balun, just half wave dipole in inverted V config.
No RF feedback in the shack, and SWR is 1:3, but tunes up to 1:1.5

This antenna tunes up for 20M as well, but not good on 40M for some reason.
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