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Author Topic: What is the best 80 mtr commercial Windom?  (Read 703 times)
N4KXG
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« on: March 20, 2013, 03:09:10 PM »

There are a number of Windoms on the web. Was wondering which 80 mtr one has the best reputation and performance?
 Thanks for your input and comments! Pete N4KXG
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M6GOM
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« Reply #1 on: March 20, 2013, 04:47:16 PM »

Seriously you should be building your own. Nobody should be buying wire antennas.

Personally I'd not bother with the Windom and build a fan dipole instead.
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G7DMQ
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« Reply #2 on: March 21, 2013, 02:20:06 PM »

I have a DIY 'Fan' Windom - and really like it!  It's tuned for 80 & 60m and works better than the GRV5 type thing it replaced.  I really like it as an antenna!

As for a commercial one - why don't you just buy a 4:1 Balun and a reel of wire.  The only difference between that and a commercial one is a couple of snips with wire cutters and $50.

You'll feel much better if you make your own too!

Si
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