Chuck Ferguson - N4CSF
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Please see below -- for your information -- an interesting article written by Darrell Franchuk KG4CCB in Reddick, FL, who is building a new house in Tellico Village and hopes to move here permanently in the Jul/Aug 2023 timeframe. He reached out to me previously and thought this topic might be of interest to some of our members.
His article deals with the design, installation, and operation of a Broadband Butterfly Terminated Dipole (BBTD) antenna for attic or exterior roof applications. He notes prior TLARC discussions about this design and considers it to be a rather favorable antenna option, especially when Homeowner Association rules prove overly restrictive for directional outdoor installations.
Please read the article, and decide for yourself. I've included Darrell's e-mail address in the Cc: line. So please contact him with any questions, comments, and/or welcoming words of encouragement. I think Darrell would be a wonderful addition to the TLARC family!
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From: Darrell Franchuk <kg4ccb@...>
Date: Thu, Mar 9, 2023 at 4:37 PM
Subject: BBTD Antenna
To: Chuck Ferguson <csferg60@...>
While working on a article for my local club newsletter about a
BBTD Antenna I came across an online link to a TLARC Groups page
with a discussion about TLARC activity with such an antenna in
early 2019. That discussion was 'theoretical' in nature and
question the antenna radiation efficiency. My article is
practically oriented and I thought it might be of interest to some
Darrell / kg4ccb
PS: We expect to be moved up there in July or August.
On 2/8/2023 10:18 PM, Chuck Ferguson wrote: