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ANTENTOP- 01- 2014 # 018

44 Feet Dipole. Where is the Truth?

 

 

By: Arnie Coro, CO2KK, CUBA

 

After more than half a century working with professional and amateur radio antenna systems...  All I can say this is a never ending subject!!  The 44 feet long dipole, 22 feet on each leg came out of the work of the prematurely deceased Len Cebik W4RNL... (Figure 1 shows the 44- Feet Dipole Antenna.)

 

Len was an antenna modelling fanatic and guru at the same time who had the wisdom to share his gifted knowledge with everyone who approached him, like yours truly.  When I asked Len about him choosing the 44 and 88 feet dipoles, he answered with both e'mail and printed correspondence. 

 

  By spending endless hours with sophisticated antenna modelling programs that are a real challenge to learn how to use because of the steep learning curve, Len found out that for the frequency range of the amateur bands between 7 and 29 megaHertz, the  44 feet dipole, fed with open wire transmission line of between  300 and 400 ohms impedance was an excellent compromise,  using, of course,

 

Arnie Coro, CO2KK

 

 

 

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44 Feet Dipole Antenna

 

 

 

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