Cage Dipole

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Cage Dipole. There are other means of creating an electrically thick antenna. Before this particular caged fan was ever even concieved of there.

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Theyre certainly not common though and hardly surprising considering the work involved and the proverbial wind sail it would become. There are a large number of antenna designs for HF. The ability to transmit of multiple bands without needing a tuner and even more with a tuner is a very desirable factor in choosing a versitle antenna for HF.

Each segment consists of 6 wires that pass through holes in the perimeter of 6 plastic hoops.

The cage dipole is a 12 wave in size aprox. Each side has 6 wires held together with galvinized cable clamps crimped with a copper sleeve and soldered then covered with adhesive lined heat shrink. The new antenna is not too different from ones used in the early years of Amateur Radio--including during the transatlantic tests of the early 1920s. Ive long been aware of cage dipoles and their broader bandwidth verses a regular dipole.