[amsat-bb] Re: Antenna Question

George Henry ka3hsw at att.net
Sun Jul 5 13:38:56 PDT 2009

True, but since the QST article mentioned a phasing line, I was trying to 
figure out his design.

George, KA3HSW

----- Original Message -----
From: Nigel Gunn G8IFF/W8IFF <nigel at ngunn.net>
Subject: [amsat-bb] Re: Antenna Question
To: George Henry <ka3hsw at att.net>
Cc: amsat bb <amsat-bb at amsat.org>, Jim Jerzycke <kq6ea at pacbell.net>

> I would suggest that you don't need a phasing line if the dipoles are 
> spaces a quarter wave and that both are fed by
> equal length cables.
> George Henry wrote:
>> Looking at the pictures, it appears that the dipoles are separated by 
>> about
>> 1/4 wave in free space, which is physically longer than a 1/4 wave 
>> phasing
>> line would be.  And I'd think that the phasing line would have to be 1/2
>> wavelength, after introducing a 1/4 wave offset between the dipoles,
>> correct?

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