RE: [Smartuners] Option please
You asked, “How do you all feel this Rectangular antenna will perform?”
The answer to the question may be ahead, in your experimentation. Tell us more about your design, is this a loop?
Dave – N9ZRT
From: Smartuners@yahoogroups.com [mailto: Smartuners@yahoogroups.com ] On Behalf Of lew_jean@...
Sent: Sunday, May 31, 2009 5:39 PM
Subject: [Smartuners] Option please
Right now I am running a homebrew G5RV jr.in a V.
Each side of the antenna is 26 ft for a total of 52 ft.
I am using 17 ft of 450 ohm ladder line
The antenna is 32 ft above ground at the bottom of the V, and approx 40 ft at the top of the V.
the ends are approx 40 ft apart
I have a SGC 239 ATU connected to the ladder line and 50 ft to the rig.
It will tune 10 – 80 meters but the SWR does not stay stable, and uill not tine the low end of 40 Meters, the high end no problem
I am looking at replacing the G5RV jr with a Vertical Rectangular 40 meter antenna (have only 2 trees so no horizontal)
Top will be 46.9 ft long approx 50 ft high, and bottom will be 46.9 ft long approx 25 ft high.
Each side will be 23.4 ft.
I will be using 25 – 30 ft of 450 ohm ladder line connected to either the corner or approx 20 ft from the corner again to the SGC 239 ATU
How do you all feel this Rectangular antenna will perform