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Old 01-04-2011, 10:28 AM
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Originally Posted by rover67 View Post
not make each leg a half wavelength or even a full wavelength on that dipole?

maybe that's a dumb question... i'll do some more reading.
A full wave dipole is impossible to feed with coax, the impedance would be way to high. You *might* be able to off center feed it, if you could find the 300 ohm point, then you would be able to feed it with coax through a 4:1 balun. Doing so would give you an acceptable SWR and may show some gain over a 1/2 wave dipole. Dave?????
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