[Fwd: LF: End-fed or Tee]

André Kesteloot akestelo@bellatlantic.net
Wed, 06 May 1998 07:44:36 -0400

G3YXM wrote:

> This weekend I tried end-feeding my 160mtr dipole with the feeder
> disconnected thus forming a 250ft inverted L at 50ft. From the reports I
> got (only two.. G4GVC and G3KAU..) it would seem that there was virtually
> no difference in the transmitted signal between this mode and the same
> wire, fed as a tee aerial (the usual mode). As for receive, apart from a
> slight increase in local noise pickup, no difference in received strength
> was noticed... even on the distant signals outside the band after dark.
> >From my topband experience I had expected the horizontal wire to work
> better after dark but this didn't seem to be the case. Further tests are
> needed.