I've been a listener to shortwave for a few years and am debating about going farther and getting my license and a transceiver. My quesiton is, if I were to buy a transceiver (i.e, ICOM IC-746 PRO) do I also need a seperate power supply to do sort of broadcast, or is the power supply optional? in other words what do they mean when they spec a 100 watt capability?
If I complete the ends it would be a triangle, not a square, unless I add some more posts, but I'm limited on space. So you believe that a delta loop that is horizontal is better than a horizontal V dipole?
Due to limited space, I can string a dipole wire antenna in my back yard but it will be V shaped instead of the traditional T shape. I’ve seen numerous articles on inverted V shape antennas that are run vertically, but I haven’t seen anybody with a horizontal V dipole. I would want the antenna to be omni directional for DX. Listening only for now, but maybe in the future use it for transmitting. The V would be about a 90 degree angle and each leg of the dipole could be as much as 100 feet long. I had thought of making a delta loop by just running another leg of the V between the two ends create loop, but I decided perhaps this would be a better option? Any suggestions?
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