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Title: Antenna Question
Post by: KE4IZA on May 14, 2003, 08:46:57 PM
For the last 4 months I have been running my ICOM IC-718 off a home made slinky dipole with a 1:1 balun. 10 meters worked rather well and was the only band I tried. I have no tuner and the MFJ tuner I had was CRAP so it went back. My question is the antenna is a 1:1 balun with 2 slinky's stretched 12' on both sides. Since the antenna is not actually connected to the balun rings I have a 6" wire with an alligator clip on both sides. If I were to make the 6" wire say 6' long and clipped it onto the slinky's at different locations would this possible make the antenna usable on other bands?

Thanks

Jim Glenn - KE4IZA


Title: Antenna Question
Post by: WA4PTZ on May 16, 2003, 05:49:01 AM
I'm glad you are seeing the potential. Why not make
some add-ons for other bands as well. Using alligator
clips you can work 10-160 . Experiment! It's what we
HAMs  do.
Good luck and 73 ,
Tim


Title: Antenna Question
Post by: N6AJR on July 04, 2003, 02:52:19 AM
please do a search on "Fan Dipole" here on the elmers search and read up on that oon... you may be suprised, cheep, easy and they work even hidden..