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Off Center Dipole w/ 800mhz

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hertzian

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The problem with this antenna is that at uhf and above, it is a longwire with a very high elevation angle - especially at 800 mhz, so it is looking nearly straight up for 800mhz energy.

I like ocfd's but keep this "feature" in mind - it is mostly suitable for strong-signal areas on uhf and above, or funky situations where you might be getting a reflection. There isn't really anything you could add to it since it is such a compromise antenna.

You might have better luck on 800 mhz with nothing more than the canonical Radio Shack 800 mhz duck barreled to the end of some coax as a quick start!
 

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I don't see why you couldn't add an 800mhz dipole across the feed . Kind of a 'fan dipole'. That short length of wire or tubing certainly won't affect the other elements. Will it help, I dunno! It _might_.
 

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Thanks for the reply's. k9rzz where would you try to put the short length of wire or tubing? I'm game.
 
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