Tuesday, April 14, 2015

40 Meter Sloper


The horizontal loop fed with ladder line performed less that miserably so down it went.  I used the wire and one of the posts to setup my 40 Meter Sloper Doublet.  It has done a great job and is out performing my G5RV on more northern hops.  They run pretty much neck and neck.  The benefit of the sloper is in the feedline.  Using the ladder line allows for very little loss.  To keep it from the rain gutters, I used a piece of wood that it lays over and extends beyond the gutters by a few feet.  There is about 125 feet of ladder line being used.  I have not seen any problem running it across the roof as long as I keep it away from vents and the like.

I was amazed when I could easily tune up on 80 Meters!  I assume that on that band the feedline radiates some but it gets me through.  My next move will be to put up an 80 meter sloper doublet.   

It is resonate at about 7250 without the tuner.  I am tuning up on 80, 40, 20 (2:1) 15, and 10.



QTH Information

Just wanted to post my QTH info for use anyplace. 

27.354290 Lat
-82.489481 Long

27° 21' 15.4440'' N
82° 29' 22.1316'' W


CQ 5