I'm considering putting up a 67 foot long End-Fed wire antenna for use on 80 &
160. The antenna will be fed with Coax with Antenna's West's "In-Line 1:1
Feedline Balun" with the 160 meter optimization. The shield of the Coax will
be attached to my Create roof tower about 4 foot off of the roof. This puts
it about 4 foot below my VHF beam stack (6m to 70cm). The wire will attach to
the roof tower at about 30 feet above ground. Wire will run 67 feet sloping
downward. The end point will be about 8 feet above ground.
I will also be using an automatic tuner. Which tuner & where I'm going to
locate it have not been decided. If I put tuner in shack, I can also switch
it to my R7000 to increase its usable 2:1 bandwidth from 40M to 10M. However,
a tower mounted tuner will have the benefit of keeping the RF out of the
Shack, but then I can only use it on the wire.
Any comments on this proposed configuration will be appreciated. Comments on
alternate configurations are also welcome.
Bob - N2SCJ
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