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Broadband Folded
Dipole Antennas

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Broadband Folded Dipole Antennas

B&W AC5-30

Barker & Williamson continuous coverage folded dipoles offers operation over large parts of the HF band without need for an antenna tuner. Their models BWD-90, BWDS-90 and BWD-180 provide full 1.8-30 MHz operation. Work any frequency you want without going through a lot of knob twirling and measurements to get a good SWR match - just set your frequency and go! Hop frequencies at any speed as long as you want, as there are no mechanical parts or active components to wear out. It is not limited to conventional ham bands. Tune any frequency in the antenna's bandwidth, and have VSWR of 2:1 or better.

This antenna design provides an VSWR of less than 2:1 across the entire range when fed with a 50 ohm coaxial cable. (Please note that 6 meter operation is possible with a tuner at VSWR <3:1). Power rating is 1KW (2KW PEP). Limited availability.

Model Coverage Length Use Order # Your Price Order
BWD-  20 14-30 MHz   20 feet Good for small attics. Discontinued
BWD-  45 7-30 MHz   45 feet Larger attic Discontinued
BWD-  65 4-30 MHz   65 feet Short MARS antenna [was AC-5-30] Discontinued
BWD-  90 1.8-30 MHz   90 feet Full HF antenna [was BWD1.8-30] INFO Discontinued


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