Dipole Centres

January 12th, 2009 by g0vgs

As we are essentially a portable group, we are constantly trying to improve our techniques and equipment.  We were thinking about how to improve the way we use wire aerials and out of this discussion, Frank g8bme came up with this solution.

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The one on the left in the above photograph is designed for use with a vertical.  The top bolt takes the vertical radiator and the side bolts take the radials.  The one on the right takes a standard dipole and both of them are really light.

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The bottom of each box has a SO-239 for easy connection.  We have plans to improve the design at some time in the future.  We also have a dipole version with a wider white bar which can support 3 dipoles in a fan formation.  We used all these centres to really good use during our Jura dxpedition.

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