Unusual J-pole Antenna (Ask Dave 302)

Here’s the drawing that goes with Ask Dave 302. Click here to get the pdf.

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2 Responses to Unusual J-pole Antenna (Ask Dave 302)

  1. Dave. AD6AE says:

    I bought one of these that was made by an amateur club in Fairfield CA back in 1988. It works like gangbusters. I suggest adding a five-foot RG-58 coax line choke wound on a 3-4 inch form.

    My first impression was that since it was wound with insulated #12 house wire that it was actually a capacitive type coupling.

    Regardless, I enjoyed your great explanation.

  2. Mr. Carrington says:

    Many thanks David. I like to ‘play’ with antennas.

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