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Old 06-17-2018, 02:04 PM
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Originally Posted by old_tv_nut View Post
Looks that way. Having each folded dipole very near a dipole element is one of the wackier things to me, but I'm not an antenna expert. Maybe just a way to transform 75 ohms to 300? I wonder how efficient this was?
I think that the extra element is connected correctly on the foreword driven element... screwed to the center of the bend. I would guess that the rear DE has holes for similar attachment of the extra element.

IIRC, some marketing people dubbed this a "NEW, IMPROVED TRIPOLE DESIGN" ... Supposedly improved the impedance matching of the two DEs to 300 ohm line.

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