ANTENNA-1: CLASSICAL DIPOLE
( Inverted-V Configuration )
Pictured here is ANT-1-B0
This antenna is a very simple, relatively lightweight dipole. Weight: 312 gr.
Note that I have clearly marked the leg that is attached to the center conductor of the coax.
This is to enable comparing the amount of common mode current into a diagonally run length of coax, dependent on orientation of the legs. I will measure once, then rotate the antenna 180 degrees and measure again.
In further tests, I will add different types of baluns or chokes to this antenna and repeat the tests.
ANT-1-C1 was made using ANT-1-B0 (no balun) and then connecting RF-Choke "C1" directly to the feedpoing. "C1" is a 1:1 current choke using a Maxwell design.
C1 is described in the section on "Components", under "Chokes".