Re: {Collins} [Bulk] Carolina Windom



I too have a small, restricted lot. Our FL "ground" is so sandy it's about like ground up coke bottles. Half an hour after an all day rain it's so dry you don't get your feet muddy -- let alone wet -- if you walk barefoot. The hundreds of shallow swamp oak tree roots about preclude any radials. So I decided on an antenna that is "self sufficient" --- i.e. not needing a good ground to radiate effectively.

I have an Alpha-Delta DXee as an inverted Vee. It is their fan model -- 3 legs for 40, 20, and 10 -- with a loading coil in the 40M legs. Overall length is 40 or 42 feet. Mine has the apex at 33 feet and the ends out 20 feet (40 foot total width) so it's a 90* angle. The "textbook" quarter wave high on 40 and half wave high on 20 and the 90* apex provide a fairly omni-directional pattern. It's about 125 KHz wide on 40 and covers all of 20 and 15 and about 450 KHz on 10. So I raised/lowered it a few times and adjusted the length so resonance is in the middle of the 40 phone band and about at 28.450 on 10. 20 and 15 are so flat it about doesn't matter. It's fed with bury-flex 400 coax so the 30L-1 is no problem. it has their lightning arrestors -- wouldn't bet the entire farm on them but anything is a help -- right? At about $125 it's an expensive wire antenna -- but I feel it's very well made and will last a long time. 2 years of FL sun, heat, humidity, wind, thunderstorms, and even some well below freezing nights and tree branches hitting it as they fell has not deteriorated it at all.

So in 40 feet wide I have a good antenna with the ends about 15 feet high. In 35 feet you can do about the same thing with the ends about 8 feet high and a little tighter than 90* apex.

John  W4FID






----- Original Message ----- From: "Curt" <cptcurt@xxxxxxxxx>
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Sent: Friday, January 06, 2012 3:48 PM
Subject: Re: {Collins} [Bulk] Carolina Windom


Here is the description of the 40-6M carolina windom I described. follow the links for the details from this front page.

BTW: 34ft and I know it will work on some bands without a tuner....especially if you have a pi-net output on the tx.

http://www.radioworks.com/




On 1/6/2012 3:34 PM, kc9cdt@xxxxxxx wrote:
Ben,
Yes...I use a Buckmaster OCF dipole (windom) and it is super...but it will not fit in 35'
Go with Daves suggestion on a vertical...and put in LOTS of radials.
Depending on your $$ situation a Hytower is superb...
73,
Lee



-----Original Message-----
From: Dave Harmon <k6xyz@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
To: 'Ben Loper' <brloper@xxxxxxxxx>; 'Collins List' <collins@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Sent: Fri, Jan 6, 2012 3:20 pm
Subject: Re: {Collins} [Bulk] Carolina Windom


Hi Ben...
Just because the 180S-1 will match the KWM-2 to the wire does not mean that
the wire will be efficient enough to be easily heard.
Based on your 35' restriction I suggest that you try a 1/4~ ground mounted
vertical with some radials. (not Butternut!!!)
I've been very satisfied with my Hy-Gain Hy-Tower.
See DX Engineering for a good selection of antennas and other stuff.
The Carolina Windom works well if you have the room...but I think it is
longer than 35'.


Dave Harmon
CCA 97-535
K6XYZ[at]sbcglobal[dot]net
Sperry, Ok.

-----Original Message-----
From: Ben Loper [mailto:brloper@xxxxxxxxx]
Sent: Friday, January 06, 2012 1:42 PM
To: Collins List
Subject: [Bulk] {Collins} Carolina Windom

Is anyone using a Carolina Windom.  I'm using a 35 foot wire a 180S-1 and
KWM-2 but not having a lot of luck, Iwondered if anyone has tried the windom or maybe some setups usinga wire and a 180S-1. I only have about 35 feet to run anything and not much of a fround so I'm looking for something that may
work without the tuner Thanks.



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