have installed so called Symmetrical Vertical on the roof. Figure 1
shows design of the antenna.
antenna was made according to recommendation of the RV3MS. Support
mast was made from plastic tube in four meter length. On the mast
was installed an old CB Antenna in 6.4- meter length. Antenna
was installed at three meter above the concrete roof.
counterpoises in length of 6.4 meters were installed at the feeding
end of the CB Antenna. The counterpoises as well served like guys
for the plastic mast. The antenna fed by PRPPM-0.9 two wire cable.
The cable is used for wired phone service in ex- USSR countries.
Photo 1 shows the cable. The cable contains two
wires in diameter of 0.9- mm divided by polyethylene insulation.
Distance between centers of the wires is 3.5- mm. Photo 2 shows the antenna on the roof.
Note from VA3ZNW: You may found similar
cable on the E- BAY and AMAZON, and of course at ham flea market.
feeding terminals of the antenna a symmetrical RF Choke is installed.
The choke contains 17 turns wound by the feeder of the antenna
(PRPPM wire). Gap between the turns 1.5-2 millimeters (defined by plastic
rope placed between the turns). Diameter of the Choke may be 24-
35-mm, it is not critical. Photo 3 shows the RF Choke.
Photo 1 PRPPM cable
feeder (any length from the PRPPM) is going to the shack. MFJ-
974HB Symmetrical tuner does match of the antenna in frequencies
ranges of 7- 30- MHz.
it is very simple antenna that may be done in low time and provide
good operation from 7- 30 MHz. I am
very satisfied of the operation of the antenna.
73! de UR5VFT