The Diamond W735 80 / 40M Dipole
I hung a temporary 75M dipole from the AB-577 on Sunday, and found that the ends are way too far out for my comfort. I don’t have the supports I need – so I will go with a shortened version.
I only use 75M for a nightly net, and so once I take down the DXE DV-40-P phased array, I’ll have the UrbanBeam and this antenna as my backup.
I’ve never liked Inverted Vee’s for DXing, but they are great for local work – like nets or emergency communication.
That reminds me – we are so long over due for a major earthquake – I need to get us better prepared for the coming big one.