4 Element 40M Bruce – YES!

The more I think about the 4 element Bruce, the more I realize that its the right antenna . . . I re-read Rudy’s article and he says that the Bruce is more broad banded – that the Bobtail and Half Square have a very sharp SWR curve. The last thing I need to consider is that the third element comes within 10′ of…

Bruce vs. Bobtail

As it turns out, the space I have for a 40M Curtain Array is great for a Bruce Array, but problematic for a Bobtail Curtain The width of the Bobtail Curtain is 140′, and there are two problems in my back yard: The feedpoint would be in a really bad location – too close to the house The farthest element would require that I…

uRAT Redux?

The Collins 180-S1 Antenna Coupler I received an eBay $50 coupon – so I applied it to purchasing this antenna coupler – for less than $300, which is a great deal. One – in collectors condition is selling for $800 – and another for $500 – believe it or not. My use is the farthest from a collectors use. Because it uses a vacuum…