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G5RV Standard 80-10 Meters

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This antenna should be supported with rope or other nonconductor. The Ladder Line should come away from the flat-top at a right angle for at least 15 feet. The antenna can be erected as an inverted vee (120 degree minimum included angle). Use a piece of heat-shrinkable tubing for weather-proofing your PL-259 coax plug. A suitable antenna tuner will permit operation on all bands 80 through 10.

The G5RV Functions as follows:

3.5/4.0 MHz A half-wave dipole folded up at the center

7.0/10 MHz A colinear array with two half-waves fed in-phase

14 MHz A center-fed long wire of 3 half-waves fed out-of-phase

18 MHz Two full-wave antennas fed in-phase

21/24MHz A5 half-wave long wire

28MHz Two long-wire antennas, each 3 half-wave, fed in-phase

This antenna was designed by Louis Varney, GSRV in 1946