06-10-2009, 04:39 PM
Crotchety Old Bastard
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Join Date: Apr 2005
Now that's the best description of a double bazooka antenna that I've seen in a long time!
I'm also a fan of parallel feed lines. Not having found any of the 'bare' wire type ladder line in quite a few years, I use what I can find. Did the 'DIY' ladder line -once-, don't plan on doing that again, I hope! Oooo, that's fun. Also found that while it's wet, just as said, it does change tuning over a fairly wide range. Using wax, etc, does not help things, since most waxes are conductive to some extent. Just like your millage, that 'conductivity' changes.
Best advice for a tuner when using ladder line is the 'biggest' one you can find. Not big as in power, but component 'size', usable range of tuning. Oh well, lot's of little thingys can make a big difference...