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ANTENTOP- 02- 2004, # 006

Multirange Trap Antennas



Diagram Directivity and Input Impedance at 10 meters for 4B- W3DZZ Antenna




SWR at 10 meters FOR 4B- W3DZZ Antenna



Trap design: Trap spool contains 10 turns of copper wire diameter in diameter of 2-mm, form of the spool has diameter of 60-mm, distance between turn is 4 mm. The LC circuit should be tuned to frequency of 14.2-MHz. It is possible use a GDO for the tuning. A capacitor at 3-pF is bridged to trap capacitor when the trap is tuning to the resonance. The capacitor is simulated a stray capacitance of the antenna sections. It is necessary to safe trap capacitor from the atmospheric effect.


Antenna tuning: At first, with the help of a GDO tune trap to 14.2-MHz. The circuit tune separately from antenna. At second, tune length A to a minimum SWR in 20 meters. At third tune length of the Section B to minimum SWR at 40 meters.


Common notice for vertical multi range trap antennas


Counterpoises: For a proper work a vertical trap

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