Does anyone have experience with the AlphaDelta DX-A twin sloper?

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I've been meaning to check non-ATU swr on my lower bands feed to the aforementioned AlphaDelta DX-A twin 1/2 sloper. The good news is 40m is is about 1.25:1 across the band. I think that's weird but I'll take it. On 160 there is a 16Khz segment at the low end of it where it is below 2.5:1. 80m is awful. At no point in it is the SWR not full deflection.

I thought I'd ask here if anyone has or had experience with it.
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I have had a couple of Alpha Delta DX-CC and DX-CC-LB

Basically they are compromise antennas that sort of work in very narrow ranges
Beyond those narrow ranges SWR was too high to use.

Not at all impressed with their performance compared to a regular dipole.
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Yeah...I have to agree. The RI qth had the real estate for a full 1/2 wave at 160, along with identical for 40m and 80m. I'm not convinced I'd lose much sleep losing 80, but its the principal of it. Esp for $100.

To replicate what I had in RI would mean a ridiculously acute angle.

Thanks Howard.
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My SteppIR MonstIR has an 80M add-on Dipole... Once I installed that (@85') my Alpha Delta became redundant except as a diversity noise antenna.. but even my Pixel loop hears better than the compromise dipole....

I did have a full wave inverted V for 80M tied to the tower but again the rotatable SteppIR 80M add-on is just so much better at hearing things. ....PLUS i can get better than 1.5:1 SWR everywhere on 80M.-- AND its rotatable....so the 80M inverted V was taken down..
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