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ANTENTOP- 02- 2004, # 006  

Multirange  Trap Antennas

 

 

20 meters: Section A is tuned for operation on 20-meters by its length. Trap LC turn off upper antenna parts behind the trap from operation of the antenna when 10 meters range is used.

 

40 meters: By length of the Section B we tune the antenna parts “Section 1 plus LC plus Section B” to resonance to 40-meters. 

 

15 and 10 meters: The trap serves as a shortening capacitor at that ranges.

 

Below you can see input impedance, SWR and DD of the antenna W1LNQ. The figures are obtained with the help of Free Antenna Simulation Program MMANA (MININEC based). Section A has diameter of 20 millimeters, section B has diameter of 10 millimeters. You can see, that a SWR at 15 meters is too high. It is impossible to find such length of the antenna and data for trap that the antenna works at all of the ranges. So, an ATU and a good coax is need for the antenna if you work at 15 meters. A 50-Ohm coaxial cable can be used for feeding of the antenna at all of the ranges.

Diagram Directivity and Input Impedance at 40 meters FOR 4B- W3DZZ  Antenna

 

 

 

SWR at 40 meters FOR 4B- W3DZZ  Antenna

 

 

 

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