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Iam after a antenna for 40/80m small garden have a end feed wire in a L configuration but want some better results does any one have any ideas or have in use they may work better many thanks


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Iam after a antenna for 40/80m small garden have a end feed wire in a L configuration but want some better results does any one have any ideas or have in use they may work better many thanks


If it is an inverted L, probably the best you will get if your space is limited.

I tried just about anything that would fit, and the inverted L was by far the best up to 18, then a vertical was better.

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Thanks I have a Steppir beam for the rest of the bands so vertical it looks like


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Thanks I have a Steppir beam for the rest of the bands so vertical it looks like


Vertical was only better 18MHz and higher, below that the wire was better.

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a Steppir would indicate a bigger than average garden!

couldn't fit a Steppir in my plot, and it's not exactly small.

a Butternut HF2v will see good results on 40 and 80.

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bonehead wrote:
a Butternut HF2v will see good results on 40 and 80.


As would a Cushcraft MA8040V, which I use. Quite narrow on 80m but you can tune it to the segment you need, or use an ATU.


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Have you thought about a magnetic loop? Either home-made or bought (expensive) Small footprint, high Q, quiet.


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Many thanks for the reply’s various options that iam going now to look into


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You have the beam on a mast therefore you already have a high support available, attached a 40m dipole to a stand-off at the top of the tower, if you haven't 66ft linear length available to configure a dipole drop the radiating leg downwards (18" separation from the tower is sufficient) run the other dipole leg (an elevated counterpoise) any direction you have an elevated tie-off point. (You now have a top-fed 40m vertical using an elevated tuned radial better than any ground mounted 40m vertical you can buy ;) )

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You have the beam on a mast therefore you already have a high support available, attached a 40m dipole to a stand-off at the top of the tower, if you haven't 66ft linear length available to configure a dipole drop the radiating leg downwards (18" separation from the tower is sufficient) run the other dipole leg (an elevated counterpoise) any direction you have an elevated tie-off point. (You now have a top-fed 40m vertical using an elevated tuned radial better than any ground mounted 40m vertical you can buy ;) )


Or linear load the bottom half if necessary, and feed it in the centre with ladder-line from a balanced ATU, and you have a multi-band vertical doublet


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