ProComm PCF40 - Meter HF Fiberglass Ham Stick Antenna Black Watt
I was curious about HF bowties so I decided to learn more about this type of antenna. Phase I — Antenna Modeling. I selected a simple horizontal form of the bowtie antenna for modeling purposes. Figure-1 shows the target bowtie configuration. How long should the radiators L be and how far apart W should they be at the ends? I had to start somewhere and I knew that I could easily adjust the value of W in the model. The antenna was configured to be center-fed using Wireman ladder line with a balun at the source for impedance transformation purposes.
If you want it to work properly, you will need a means of measuring SWR, some trial and error, a little patience and at least half-a-brain to build this. A 40m Delta Mono-Loop. Or is it a Mono Delta-Loop?
But, you say, dipoles are only single-band. Yep, and I recommend the 40m band. So, what does a 40m dipole consist of? Well, 66 feet of wire, split in the middle.