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Rotatable Dipole

Discussion in 'Home Brew' started by WR0220, Nov 13, 2010.

  1. WR0220

    WR0220 Active Member

    Oct 26, 2008
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    Here's a rotatable dipole I slapped together a couple weeks ago out of some bits and pieces I had laying around:


    I'll be using it for 10m/11m. I'm still waiting for some decent weather day (it's been raining like a cow pissin' on a flat rock lately) so I can get out on the roof and put it up. Once it's up I'll let you know how it's working.


    SIX-SHOOTER Sr. Member

    Oct 2, 2010
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    I had one for 17 meters up at 50 ft & with just 100 watts it worked VERY WELL.I worked a SPECIAL EVENT STATION in Switzerland during a HUGE PILEUP they were running in Memory of Pope John Paul that had died.I made the contact on the SECOND CALL & the other ham who had just put the antenna on the tower for me could NOT believe I busted that pileup with that antenna & just the 100 watts from my ICOM 756 PROII.It does NOT compare to the MOSLEY TA-53M that I have NOW but it held it's own for TWO OFF BRAND Hamstick imitation mobile antennas & a cheap mount I bought used for $20 TOTAL.Enjoy the antenna! :D

  3. HomerBB

    HomerBB Sr. Member

    Jan 4, 2009
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    Sweet. Looks good.

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