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From: (Tom Osborne)
Date: Sun, 07 Dec 1997 21:40:34 +0800
Howdy All.

I put up a receiving antenna for the 160 test and was pleasantly 
surprised how well it worked.  I don't have room for a real long 
beverage, so I ran out about 250 feet of wire to the NE, unterminated. 
About 50 feet out from the shack, I hooked another wire it and ran it to 
the SE. Kinda like a big "Y"  Fed it against ground and tuned it with a 
home made tuner.  The thing worked GREAT.  Noise on the inverted L is 
about S-9 and signals are about the same.  On the RX antenna, the noise 
was S-3 to 4 and the signals were S-6 or better.  What a difference on 
receive.  So, if you dont have a lot of room the "Y" may be the answer 
for you.  Sure worked good here. 73

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