The Inverted V is 4% shorter than the Dipole. Which will be closer to 50 ohms between 35-45 degrees. When installing the wire, always cut longer then trim to the obtain the best SWR. Because of surroundings, the best results will normally require slightly different lengths than shown by the calculator.
If using insulated wire, do not worry at all about having to adjust the calculations. The velocity factor is usually around 99%, and since we always need to adjust for the surrounding, it will not cause any major changes to the calculations.
Trip 2002: Can you imagine loading up a van with 3 teenagers, 1 baby, 2 dogs and a husband and wife to travel halfway across the country? Do they survive? One of the teenagers has studied the Donner Party trip and she packed bbq sauce in her suitcase. One of the dogs is a ridgeback, to those who don't know, they are their own methane greenhouse gas ozone destroying machine. Follow along as we document this event.
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The trip of 2003. To Washington, Alaska, Edmonton (with 2 teenage girls we had to stay at the mall;-), Yellowstone. What a road trip!
The road trip of 2004. OK, we did Alaska in 2003....what could we do to top that???? How about Florida! We drove to Fort Walton Beach Florida via Yuma, El Paso, Fort Worth, Baton Rouge, New Orleans, to Fort Walton Beach. We came home via Bowling Green, OKC, Amarillo, Flagstaff, Tonopah. Over 6000 miles, 16 states in 18 days. We are having too much fun.