Re: Antenna Question #antennas #v3

Dexter N Muir

Depends how aggressive you want to be. Organize a high voltage to the dipole (both legs unless balun-isolated), switchable instead of the rig while not in use. A few kV should do enough damage to deter any unwary adventurous thief. Even ordinary mains gives a nasty shock if thief should be barefoot, particularly ZL's 220V. :) 
... and some bending can be tolerated - but will detune the dipole. If you compensate with a Tuner, be aware that it will only make the rig happy - it will NOT restore efficiency.
73 de ZL2DEX

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