Has anyone ever used a Hygain TH7DX on 12 and 17M for 100 watts or less using a tuner?
I know, should not be done, just looking for replies from anyone that may have done this. Thanks in advance and 73, Joe / AJ3O.
There is NO gain (over the standard reference dipole) in this type of arrangement. The antenna will radiate and if propagation is decent you may even make a number of contacts. Heed K5KNE's post. A simple mono-dipole (inverted vee) running off the tower has the benefit of better match and better gain than this arrangement. Want both 12M and 17M with a single piece of wire, then get an Unadilla trap and make a two band dipole; you'll have better results. GL, 73, Rich, K3VAT