The G5RV antenna

  • G5RV antenna
    G5RV antenna

 

THE G5RV ANTENNA ( PART 4 ) ALTERNATIVE FEED SYSTEM:

Doug DeMaw, W1FB, in his "W1FB'S ANTENNA NOTEBOOK", states that the G5RV can be fed directly with open wire to the ATU. If this is done, the antenna will load on all bands with no problems. In this case, the ATU needs to have a balanced output to accommodate the balanced line.

 

This would lend itself to the portable operator, who could use "TV"-type twin lead, and a small tuner designed for balanced feed on all the HF bands. This would be an elegant solution for a campsite or cottage, reducing the bulk of the gear to be carried. A convenient length of twin lead, allowing for the VF, would be 72 ft. The whole antenna would coil up into a small bucket, or even a backpack with #18 wire.

 

In closing, if you need a good , multi-band, and unobtrusive antler for your station, give the G5RV a try. Best of luck, and have fun!

73, Keith, KE2DI

 

SOURCES:

ARRL "ANTENNA COMPENDIUM", VOLUME 1

ARRL "W1FB'S ANTENNA NOTEBOOK"

ARRL "W1FB'S NOVICE ANTENNA NOTEBOOK"

TAB PUBLICATIONS "73 WIRE AND DIPOLE ANTENNA"

EDITORS AND ENGINEERS "RADIO HANDBOOK"

 

This is a 4-part posting stored in the BARK PBBS originally at G3YCC site
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