160 Meter Dipole Antenna.
The W2AU is the preferred Balun of Amateurs worldwide.
W2AU’s operate at a low VSWR from 1.8 to 40 mHz, and handle powers up to 2 KW PEP (at SWRs of less than 3:1).
W2AU Baluns are transformer designs with ferrite cores to provide 95% minimum coupling efficiency.
Each has a built-in lightning arrestor, hang up hook, and 600 lbs of pull-apart strength in a weatherized, rugged package using only stainless steel hardware and quality materials.
The 1:1 matches 50(75) ohms unbalanced coax to 50(75) balanced dipoles.
Each dipole is cut for near the low end center of their respective bands , i.e. 3.700 MHz. However, generally these antennas are broadbanded and it is not unusual for there to be an acceptable SWR of less than 2:1 across the entire band.
14 gauge stranded coated wire.
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160M dipole perfect for my location
Ordered the half wave 160M dipole, stretched it between 2 trees across the backyard, and prepared to work the ARRL CW contest this weekend. Connected directly to the back of my ICOM 746 Pro, no tuning necessary. This was cut for the low end of the band and SWR was less than 1.3:1 on all portions of the band I would normally work. I worked over 100 stations the first few hours with good reports. Fine heavy duty construction, no problems noted. Fine product, I would buy again.