40-10 Meter W7FG True Ladder Line Open Wire Fed Dipole 65' Dipole 50' Feedline
- 40-10 Meter W7FG True Ladder Line Open Wire Fed Dipole 65' Dipole 50' Feedline
- 600Ω or 450Ω Open Wire Ladder Line
- One Conductor from Balun or Tuner to Far End Insulator
- No Splices, Solder or Crimping to Fail
- Extremely Lightweight
- Low Wind Loading
- 100% Copper, 16 Gauge, 26 Strand Wire
- 20+ Years of Proven Reliability
- 96% Nominal Velocity Factor
- Nearly Unaffected by Rain, Unlike 450Ω or 300Ω Twinlead
- Most Efficient Dipole Antenna
- 100% USA Made!
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Great supplier: reasonably priced, well-made, quick turnaround, and great service and communication. What more can you ask for ?
Well made, easy to hang. Replaced cobra antenna. Pleased will buy again…
This saved me the a lot of time in building my inverted V dipole. No splices, solder or crimping, just one continues line on each side measured correctly, nice. I placed it on a 38 foot HD fiberglass mast holding the ladder line with Velcro straps to the mast every 6 feet before the last few feet above the ground where I routed to the ham shack. This reduces the fiberglass mast from bending a lot. I connected the end to a 4:1 balun and fed it into the house with 9 feet of coax. Using a good MFJ tuner, I am able to tune in very good matches on all bands.
These antennas are incredibly efficient even when operating into very high SWR's. My 40 meter doublet works great an all HF bands 40 through 10. Mine loads up easily on 60 and I've even used it on 80 although with added loss. Incredibly efficient and inherently multiband. I also got rid of a lot of RF in the shack. I like having 1 antenna for multiple bands for just over $100. Compare that to some of the all-band ground mounted verticals with missing hardware and parts that need re-drilled costing 5 times as much. The antenna is well built and ready for full legal limit. No SWR issues when it is windy or when the feedline gets wet. If you have a good tuner and a balun you're ready to go. If you want to learn why a doublet with open wire line works so well check out this article: https://www.arrl.org/files/file/Technology/tis/info/pdf/q1106037.pdf This was the article that got me interested in ladder line and ultimately why I bought from trueladderline. I've not been disappointed.
Product was just as described and works well. No issues with product or shipping.