# What are the dimensions of a G5RV antenna?

## What are the dimensions of a G5RV antenna?

11.8 x 5.5 x 3.4 inches

Product information

Package Dimensions | 11.8 x 5.5 x 3.4 inches |
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Item model number | ZS6BKW / G5RV |

Customer Reviews | 4.6 out of 5 stars 50 ratings 4.6 out of 5 stars |

Best Sellers Rank | #448 in Two-Way Radio Antennas |

Is Discontinued By Manufacturer | No |

**How high does a G5RV antenna need to be?**

35-40 ft.

We recommend that the G5RV be positioned at least 35-40 ft. above ground for the proper tuning and operation.

**Does a G5RV need a balun?**

Though Loius Varney described a number of configurations of the G5RV, most amateurs erect a G5RV that has either a flat-top or inverted-v dipole, fed with a length of parallel wire transmission line and then an indeterminate length of coaxial transmission line to an ATU / tx with or without a balun at the coax to …

### How long is the ladder line on a G5RV?

about 31 ft. long

The classic G5RV 102 ft. wire dipole consists of 51 ft. legs with a center feed of twin lead or ladder line that is about 31 ft. long.

**Does G5RV need a balun?**

Recommendation. A balun or choke should NOT be used on a G5RV wire dipole. The classic G5RV 102 ft. wire dipole consists of 51 ft.

**What is the length of the dipole of the G5RV antenna?**

Modeled Antenna Geometry G5RV ZS6BKW Dipole length is 101.1 ft, ladder line 37.52 ft (28.52 ft when vf=.9) Dipole length is 93.8 ft, ladder line 43.95 ft (39.56 ft when vf=.9) 7.3 ft shorter wire 11 ft longer ladder

#### What is the SWR of the G5RV?

The G5RV has a reasonable SWR on 80, 40, 20, 15, and 12 meters. It is not an acceptable performer on 30, 17, or 10 meters. SWR is actually better with 300-ohm transmitting line than with the 450 ohm line normally used. While the G5RV requires an antenna tuner, it is very efficient on at least 5 bands.

**Is the G5RV a good choice for me?**

On most bands the G5RV works fairly well when mixed with a 50 ohm feeder. The G5RV has a modest SWR in the 80, 40, 20, and 12 meter bands, is usable on 15 meters. It is not a good choice for 30 or 10 meters.

**How well does the G5RV work with 50 ohm feeders?**

A few bands are not corrected, actually being made worse. On most bands the G5RV works fairly well when mixed with a 50 ohm feeder. The G5RV has a modest SWR in the 80, 40, 20, and 12 meter bands, is usable on 15 meters.