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Window Line, Open Wire Feedline or Ladder Line?

THIS IS NOT LADDER LINE!This is window line, which exhibits characteristics unlike real Open Wire Feedline or Ladder Line. This is one of those ongoing, ham arguments that will never be settled. You have to go WAY back to the old radio books of the 40's to truly understand it.This is True Ladder Line or 600 [...]

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WB2JIX acquires W7FG.NET and TRUELADDERLINE.COM ladder line and open wire dipole antenna business

Brian Duerr, operating as WB2JIX, LLC, has taken over the former business of Charlie Redding, K5JYB  (SK)Brian says “I look forward to carrying on the twenty year tradition of manufacturing and selling the original W7FG Open Wire Fed Dipoles and accessories. I am adding several items to the website so purchasers can find everything needed to use this efficient [...]

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ARRL article explains that Ladder Line is the way to go!

Here's a link to an article on the ARRL website explaining a bit about feed lines. There's no doubt that open wire line is the way to go. There are many opinions on open wire line and one myth that needs to be explained is that the brown, 450Ω transmission line should NOT be referred [...]

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Save money and time! Purchase your open wire fed dipole assembled.

Here's something to try that I did. Go to your Big Box home improvement store or the local hardware store. Most won't sell spools of the gauge and quality wire that I use. To make one, 10-160M doublet with a 100' feed line with continuous wire from the feed point to the end insulators, you'll [...]

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