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Looking for a good 4o meter vertical

Discussion in 'Amateur Radio Antennas' started by North Texas Mudduck, Mar 22, 2013.

  1. North Texas Mudduck

    North Texas Mudduck Active Member

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    im looking for a good 40 meter vertical antenna for the base of coarse


     

  2. Beetle

    Beetle Sr. Member

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    1/4 wave radiator (~32 feet) and a bunch of 1/4 wave radials. You're on the air.
     
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    W5LZ Crotchety Old Bastard

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    That's about the simplest answer you can get. I don't see why it wouldn't work just fine.
    - 'Doc
     
  4. North Texas Mudduck

    North Texas Mudduck Active Member

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    does someone make a vertical antenna.
    been looking at zerofive antennas i already have a Collosal 5kw

    from what tests i have done comapred to what another guys setup is
    i would prefer the 40 meter monoband
    and then get a 15 meter monoband,, i rather not rely on 2nd harmonic from 40 meter to talk on a 40 meter dipole

    i have plenty of room for an antenna farm
     
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    W5LZ Crotchety Old Bastard

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    How about a 20 foot stick of 'drill-stem', 10 feet or chain-link fence top rail and a whip you've probably got laying around? Few hose clamps or tack-weld it. Spool of electric fence wire for radials. Maybe a 150 feet of some kind of plastic rope to guy iy if your in N. Texas. Paint the @#$ thing pink, naturally.
    - 'Doc


    Or, you got a 30 - 50 foot tower? Feed it.
     
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    Old thread, I know.

    I have a friend who has a ZeroFive 10-40 meter ground plane on a 10' piece of pipe buried 3' in the ground and talks all over the world with it. Texas thunderstorms bend the tall vertical element every which way but loose and it always straightens right back up. (y)
     
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    sp5it Master of puppets

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    I second that. 290 DXCC worked with 30$ antenna.
    Mike
     
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  10. w9cll

    w9cll W9WDX Amateur Radio Club Member

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    Really old thread but I can not figure out why someone would buy a antenna you can make one so cheaply and easily. Now if they are disabled or otherwise unable I understand that.
     
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    binrat WDX Club Coordinator
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    If I were to build one. By time I get the materials, it would be cheaper to buy premade. We have a regionally high (way over inflated) prices. (n)
     
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    BenMara W9WDX Amateur Radio Club Member

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