Sloper antenna

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The Sloper Antenna is a slanted Dipole antenna.[1][2] While horizontal dipoles required two large support masts, this antenna type only needs one large mast. It is therefore widely used by radio amateurs with limited space.[3] In particular for low frequencies this antenna form is interesting.[4] The angle of the slope is usually between 45°-60° and the lower end of the wire is at least 1/6 wavelength above the electrical ground.[3] The dipole is mostly fed with a coaxial cable in the center. At least 1/4 of the wavelength of feedline must be in 90° angle of the antenna.[3] It is also possible to feed the antenna asymmetrically.[5] Due to the radiation pattern this antenna has a good performance for long distance QSOs (contacts) (DX).[3]


References[edit]

  1. ^ Novice Antenna Notebook (D. DeMaw, W1FB)
  2. ^ (German) Rund um die Antenne (M. Rüegger, HB9ACC)
  3. ^ a b c d Practical Wire Antennas (J. Heys, G3BDQ)
  4. ^ The 160-Meter Sloper System at K3LR in The ARRL Antenna Compendium Vol. 4
  5. ^ (German) Asymmetrisch gespeiste Sloper-Antennen (K. Reinprecht, OE5RI)