This antenna may be built on a conductive or non-
The gamma match bar spacing from the element is not critical but if it is over an inch or so, some shortening of the gamma attachment point may be needed. The gamma attachment point and the gamma capacitor may be varied to obtain a good VSWR. The antenna will usually work quite well with the dimensions given and a 10 to 12 pf gamma capacitor. Seal the end of the coax and the gamma capacitor well to prevent moisture from entering.
I have used the antenna described here for over 20 years. It is not the highest gain
design but it is a simple, flexible, and forgiving design. I will describe several
ways to build this antenna using the dimensions in the accompanying diagram. I once
used a 4 element version of one of these antennas up 15 feet made of a safety flag
with aluminum clothesline wire taped to it for elements, to work Canada, the east
coast and mid-