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    Well at 3:30 am the only dnab that was open was 80.
    And just now I tested out to the West Coast on 20 meters.
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    2 years later the OCF has come down due to extreme storms in January and February.
    I am going to try something similar to the OCF with the 4:1 balun but on a larger scale. The short leg will be about 80' and closer to the ground. The long leg will be 160' or more and set up like a sloper with it going over the trees and then probably curving back down.
    Will do updates when they occur.

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    While researching wire antennas, I ran across this PDF. I 'm not even halfway through it before I decided I had to share it here.

    http://k3rrr.com/wp-content/uploads/...asHamRadio.pdf

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    Quick, put up low-band stuff before the next thunderstorm.

    I remember that link. Currently using #57 but 270' long.

    Longer feed-line, and with a tuner.
    Most of the time we are punished if we go against the trend. Only at an inflection point are we rewarded. ~ George Soros



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    I tried doing one of those those a few years back but I was using a 4:1 instead of a 1:1 and it didn't really work out except on 80m.
    But, I'm about to do an "odd-L" with the 4:1, similar to an OCF.

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    Put it up there and figure it out. I had to mess with the balanced line length.
    Calculated/recommended proved off likely due to the shape:

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    Most of the time we are punished if we go against the trend. Only at an inflection point are we rewarded. ~ George Soros



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