Basic 6m Dipole - Specs:
Half Wave Dipole
Rated for 2KW
14 Gauge Wire - 7 Strand Hard Drawn Copper Wire
Cut to Middle of Band for Optimal SWR
Feed with 50 ohm coax, SO-239 Female Jack on Antenna - Takes PL-259 Male Coax
8 Feet Overall Approximate Length
< 1.5:1 SWR
The dipole is the world's most popular antenna. Under optimum conditions the antenna should be raised 1/2 wavelength above ground with the broadsides in line with the direction most desirable for work. Inverted-vee formulations also work well for those of us unable to achieve decent height above ground.
The Inverted-vee dipole is supported right at the center (also the point of maximum radiation) - on bands, like 40m, the Inverted-vee can be a powerful high performance antenna even at modest heights like 30 feet above the ground.