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Author Topic: 'nother wierd idea  (Read 555 times)
N4ZYV
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« on: November 09, 2001, 09:48:09 PM »

How about attaching two screwdriver antennas in a dipole arrangement for base use? (no...I haven't been drinking)
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KC8AXJ
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« Reply #1 on: November 10, 2001, 07:28:15 PM »

I'm not sure about screwdrivers as far as what wavelength they claim to be but people have used two "hamsticks"(they're equal to 1/4 WL) in a dipole configuration.
Any way you slice it, 1/4 wave feed from the center wire of coax & 1/4 wave attached to the braid makes a 1/2 wave dipole in my book. Should work ducky if screwdrivers are claimed 1/4 wave.
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Steve
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« Reply #2 on: November 12, 2001, 06:48:38 AM »

Should be the same as a"hamstick" dipole. It's gonna have a narrow bandwidth and a reduced signal, but it's better than nothing!
Weird ideas are what made this country great. I like'em. Keep thinking!!!
 73 de Matt, kf4zgz
 " the best antenna is the one you build yourself!"
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« Reply #3 on: November 12, 2001, 06:50:37 AM »

I just thought about this.......a $400 dipole!  OUCH!
Wink   73 de Matt, kf4zgz
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