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Author Topic: Travel dipole  (Read 916 times)
KE7EOZ
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« on: July 06, 2007, 12:47:56 PM »

Hi I am planning a  trip to south America and I wnat to take a multiband dipole antenna, or something like that, not very expensive and easy to carry , so any good recomenadation is what to take,
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AD5X
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« Reply #1 on: July 07, 2007, 04:42:15 AM »

Look at the "Portable Dipole" article in the "Articles" section of my website at www.ad5x.com.  It is simple to build, cheap, light, and covers 40-10 meters.  It is a 20-meter dipole that uses switches to disconnect sections of the antenna for 20-10 meters, and loading coils clipped across the 10-meter switch for 40- and 30-meters.  Works great!

Phil - AD5X
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KE4GRP
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« Reply #2 on: July 07, 2007, 12:16:45 PM »

I am having a great time with the Par Electronics End-Feds antennas. Although they are monobanders, they work great. I have one for 40,20, and 17 meters. They take a couple of minutes to set up and work great.

Take a look at the reviews under Antennas- Wire. They probably should be under portable, but not listed there

Ke4grp, Chuck.
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W2RDD
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« Reply #3 on: July 08, 2007, 12:14:54 AM »

There is an antenna called the "No Counterpoise Antenna" sold by the Bell-Imel Group on their internet E-Bay store. I have had several and they work OK. It is, essentially an end-fed zepp. There is a 10-20 meter version (about 25 feet long) and a 10-40 meter version (abount 50 feet long). They come with a PL-259 plug and attach directly to your tuner...you need a tuner. They work fairly well.

See e-ham reviews.
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NS5M
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« Reply #4 on: August 09, 2007, 10:49:04 AM »

Check the May 2007 issue of QST for a Super-duper 5-bander.
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