Ham Radio News: Citizen Radio, Dipole Antennas

In this installment of his regular column, the author relates details of a recent conversation about citizen radio and provide technical tips about dipole antennas.

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Copthorne Macdonald, founder of New Directions Radio, is a long time advocate of citizens radio. 
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The end-to-end length in feet of dipole antennas should be equal to 468/f ,where f is the frequency in megahertz. It's possible to connect several antennas cut for different bands to a single transmission line. They should fan out as shown by the dotted lines.

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