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11 Meter longwire antenna

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Apr 28, 2012
Hello all, first time up here and just getting back into radio so please bare with me on this. Back in the 90's. before internet, I built a long wire antenna when I moved into a rental and couldn't put up an antenna. It was probably set up for about 27.400mhz and it was just over 14.75 meters all up, 2.5m being the -ve side of the antenna to an insulator and then 12.5m or there abouts of the rest of the wire antenna. Now I remember something about a 75ohm tie coax in that was a specific length, that connected to the proper antenna coax, in this case RG213 and 50ohm. Is there anyone out there who may recognise this longwire and help me out with the sizes I need. The antenna worked exceptionally well from my recollections.

Western Australia
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