I am building the antenna for the first time and I have choosen to start with 40m inverted-v. I am almost done with the center insulator made of PVC piping elements, three eye hooks and SO 239 connector at the bottom.
Now I am getting ready to measure and attach legs and I have a bit of a question here.
I found an online calculator and according to it, for 40m Inverted-V with 22 degrees angle from horizontal, each leg should be around 31ft 10inch. Now I am trying to figure is that the distance between the eye hook on center insulator and end insulator or that is the total length of wire that should be used. I am working on the theory that I will need around 10 inches of wire to tie it to both ends so if I were to use the exact length of wire, the distance between the center point and end insulator would be a bit shorter?
Is my dipole leg length the actual length of wire used or the distance between the center point and end insulator.