40 meter cage dipole
Each cage dipole is hand made with quality and care, using materials that will take the abuse of even the most harsh enviroment.
The wire used is #14 AWG 7 STRAND Copper Hard Drawn with .030 High Density PE Black Jacket. Nominal OD .133”.
Making this an excellent choice for antenna wire! Will not stretch over time as would a wire that is not hard drawn.
The center connector used is the W2DU ANsulator, W2DU End-sulators.
The balun used is the Choke-Kit,
The cage material is 7" round X 1/4" thick white ABS plastic.
The cage dipole is a 1/2 wave in size aprox. 66' in length. 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 40 meter cage dipole has a bandwidth spread of almost 1 mhz. 3:1 and under.
The 40 meter cage dipole can be installed flat or inverted V, recommened height 25'.
I did preform a test at center 12 feet off the ground, ends at 7 feet and it went flat 1:1 swr. The higher i went into the air the wider the bandwidth became.
Remember as with all antennas, be safe and use your head. Stay away from power lines and have a spotter around if your on the roof or tower.
WOW - I love this antenna. I had tried many other antennas & was disapointed time after time. I was almost ready to give up. They I got this antenna & what a difference. Works great. Tunes up well & has a wide band of low SWR. Works great. I would defenately recomend this to any ham. Thanks guys, you save me with my hobbie.
I am in a HOA/CCR controlled community & have very limited antenna options. I have been frustrated with antenna issues including several vertical antennas from Gap, Diamond, Hy-Gain & Hussler, Commet, etc. Even Dipoles whree I had to bend them to fit, etc did not work very well. Even the Gap Challanger & Titan or even a Diamond BB7V & CP-6AR all frustrated my ability to get my signal out. I tried a diopole in my attic & it was a waste of time & effort as well. Finally I purchased a Cage Dipole from Ni4L Antenna & Electronics. WOW - What a difference. I strung up the Cage Dipole as a steep inverted "V" antenna in my small back yard (15 by 30 ft) To the peak of my roof & it worked like a charm. Save me from leaving the HAM radio hobby. Thanks.