I want to build a wire dipole using these SOTAbeam traps:
I like these at the tuning looks much easier than say a coax trap, I definitely can get access to equipment to tune these.
What I don’t know is how much shortening of length these give?
Will it be the length of the wire in the coils or more complicated than that?
I can’t decide what bands I want to make the dipole for until I know really, but mostly likely might be 20m and 15m. not sure if with these I can squeeze 17m in between?
what would be the best process to go about making say a 3 band antenna (2 trap pairs)?
I’m assuming I couldn’t work a band at a time like I would if I was making a linked dipole, and there may be some interactivity?
Ultimately I will probably end up with a link dipole, but I want to start with some traps.