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Author Topic: dipole orientation  (Read 1189 times)
KK4MYT
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« on: January 01, 2013, 04:42:21 PM »

If you have room which way would you run a dipole.
I am thinking best for me in VA is to run it. North south.
Or does it matter. Maybe two one n/s and the other e/w
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WX7G
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« Reply #1 on: January 01, 2013, 04:47:50 PM »

It depends on the band, antenna height and if you want to work the US only or you are a DXer.
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K7KBN
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« Reply #2 on: January 01, 2013, 05:09:34 PM »

Experiment.  Try it several different ways and see how they compare.
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« Reply #3 on: January 02, 2013, 05:02:22 AM »

If you have room which way would you run a dipole.

My 33' rotatable dipole fed with 300 ohm ladder-line works well on 5 bands, 20m-10m, and the rotor for such is inexpensive. Or you could rotate it by hand until you are satisfied with the coverage.
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VE7TIT
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« Reply #4 on: January 02, 2013, 11:48:57 AM »

If it's up less than 1/2 wavelength, it probably won't make much difference. Probably more significant than height, though, is that if the antenna is inside the house, the pattern will be distorted by wiring, plumbing, and other conductive stuff.
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WX7G
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« Reply #5 on: January 02, 2013, 12:01:15 PM »

If you have room which way would you run a dipole.

My 33' rotatable dipole fed with 300 ohm ladder-line works well on 5 bands, 20m-10m, and the rotor for such is inexpensive. Or you could rotate it by hand until you are satisfied with the coverage.

That sounds like a great antenna.  How directional do you find it to be?
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« Reply #6 on: January 02, 2013, 01:48:36 PM »

How directional do you find it to be?

At 40' high, there's a 2-3 S-unit difference broadside vs off the ends. (7-9 dBi maximum gain according to EZNEC.) Super simple to install.
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73, Cecil, www.w5dxp.com
The purpose of an antenna tuner is to increase the current through the radiation resistance at the antenna to the maximum available magnitude resulting in a radiated power of I2(RRAD) from the antenna.
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