This is another antenna variation of the dipole probably created by Mr. Windom back in the 1930s (someone please fact check this).
It needs a 4:1 or 6:1 balun. I used a Palomar version that seems to work as it should.
I had a line winder 3D printed and some #26 silky wire and 30 mins on the workbench and bingo an antenna is born.
I tried it out in the field using a tree to hoist it up as an inverted V configuration (duct tape at the 65 foot mark allowed me tie the paracord to it but a zip tie could work as well) as well as a dipole set up.
I don’t think i noticed any difference in performance either configuration.
I may add a ring loop at the center point allowing either configuration and letting the surroundings denote the set up.
From a stability point of view the balun at the center point may be better based on the coax dropping down straight as opposed to on an angle.
I had no time to test the NVIS set up to see if a Windom behaved better or worse at the 12 foot height.
This stupid simple antenna fits in a small zip case so not a problem to pack several antennas and do some A/B tests in a real world environment.
Remember the better the antenna the better the signal and the better the enjoyment of the hobby. Build not Buy!