This base version of our OCF (off-center fed) Dipole Antenna available in either 6-40 or 10-80 meters and is uniquely built upon a newly designed
balun, which is based upon the dual core 4:1 Guanella balun.
The 6-40 meter version is a 67 foot long 200W PEP SSB antenna is designed for the 6, 10, 20, and 40 meter bands without a tuner. You may also need to use an external antenna tuner if your antenna is too low or not placed in an area clear of metal structures.
The 10-80 meter version is a 136 foot long 200W PEP SSB antenna is designed for the 10, 20, 40, and 80 meter bands without a tuner. You may also need to use an external antenna tuner if your antenna is too low or not placed in an area free of metal structures.
This antenna includes the ability to adjust tuning for differing heights and surroundings, which is done by simply trimming the included extra wire from the elements. This antenna can be installed in an inverted V configuration, which changes the feedpoint impedance. It can also be deployed at the ideal height where the feed point is around 30-35 feet. Mounting the OCF antenna between 20 to 30 feet is also acceptable. Lower heights can also be used to maximize NVIS (Near Vertical Incident Skywave), which is most effectively enabled by using a tuner on some of the bands that each antenna is designed to operate on.
The OCF Alpha Match is a newly designed
balun, which is based upon the dual core 4:1 Guanella balun that delivers 200 ohm impedance characteristics to radiating wire elements, while inherently minimizing common mode current. This design enables the antenna to be fed with a standard 50 ohm coax. This is not an OCF
design that uses a vertical coaxial radiator and needs some type of choking resistance ("choke balun").
Analysis at 6 feet.
Higher installs drops SWR & increases performance!
OCF Alpha Match results on a 200 ohm load