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  1. laurindo pereira

    hello
    let me, the dipole is in contact with the boom?
    thank you
    Laurindo
    ct1drx

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    • Ernest Post author

      The outside part of the connector (so the coax shield) is connected to the boom. You might connect the top center of the dipole to the boom too if you like (e.g. for lightning protection), since the voltage should be zero at that point.

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  2. Kurt Cathcart

    It appears that the dipole is only connected to the center pin of the N connector and the other end is connected to the braid portion of the N connector via a small wire. How stable is this in windy conditions? It looks like it might flop around a bit.

    -Kurt, KR2C

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    • Ernest Post author

      Yes, the dipole construction will probably not last very long. Meanwhile I got myself a 3D-printer, allowing me to print a custom box that will hold the dipole and protect the connections. So I might replace the dipole in the near future. If so, I will post an update on this website!
      73, Ernest PA3HCM

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    • Ernest Post author

      De lengte van de coax van deze aanpassing is: verkortingsfactor x golflengte / 2
      The length of the coax for this type of match is: velocityfactor * wavelength / 2

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