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Reviews Categories | Antennas: HF Verticals and Wire | RadioWavz Double Bazooka VS Folded Dipole Help


Reviews Summary for RadioWavz Double Bazooka VS Folded Dipole
RadioWavz Double Bazooka VS  Folded Dipole Reviews: 1 Average rating: 5.0/5 MSRP: $39.99 - 98.00
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A DOUBLE BAZOOKA antenna is an extremely broad banded Half Wave Antenna which can operate efficiently across an entire Ham band with little change to the SWR. The BAZOOKA antenna design was developed by the staff of M.I.T. in the early 1940's for use by the US. Government as a radar antenna. It was modified for amateur radio use in the 1950's.

This unique design eliminates the need for antenna matching baluns and fed directly with 50 Ohm coax.

The DOUBLE BAZOOKA is 98% efficient and typically provides NOMINAL S.W.R. readings of less than 2:1 over the entire band.

Since this antenna has no exposed metal wire static charges can not build up thus reducing noise over antennas constructed of exposed wire.

The DOUBLE BAZOOKA antenna will handle full legal limit power with no effect to performance.

The DOUBLE BAZOOKA can be mounted in an inverted "V" configuration for optimum results, "Center elevated, with 90 - 120 degrees between the legs". Then it will have vertical polarization and will usually out perform a dipole type antenna at distances of over 500 miles due to its lower angle of radiation. However the DOUBLE BAZOOKA can be configured horizontally with equally good results. If erected as a Dipole this antenna has horizontal polarization.

This is a single band antenna that does not radiate harmonics, has very little feed line radiation. The antenna consists of a half - wavelength of coaxial line with the outer conductor opened at the center and the feed line connected to the open ends. The inside sections, do not radiate, but act as quarter-wave shorted stubs which presents high resistive impedance to the feed point at resonance and tends to cancel reactance as frequency off resonant frequencies, thus increasing band width.
Product is in production.
More info: http://www.radiowavz.com/html/bazookas.htm
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WA9YSD Rating: 5/5 Nov 4, 2007 06:00 Send this review to a friend
17M Comparison  Time owned: 3 to 6 months
I compared the 17M RadioWavz Double Bazooka to a 17M-folded dipole.

The 2 antennas were sloping in the same direction separated about 17 feet, and the folded dipole was 2 feet higher than the Double Bazooka on both ends.

The Double Bazooka had received signals better than the folded dipole for all the stations I was listening to. Signals ranged from 1 S unit to 20 DB better than the folded dipole.

I had been a user of a folded dipole since 1970, and I thought that this was a good playing antenna. After this comparison the RadioWavz Double Bazooka antenna made a believer out of me. I removed both of my folded dipoles and put up RadioWavz Double Bazooka antennas on 40, 30, 17, and 12 M and for several months now, I have been very happy with them.

Keep The Faith, Jim K9TF/WA9YSD
 


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