If your prime interest is 160, try a linear loaded sloper. There is a
good one in the
ARRL antenna book. If I remember right 65 feet of line down to a 10 foot
then 35 feet of ladder line with 6 inch spacing back to the tower. This
is fed as
high on the tower as possible. Tune at the end of the ladder line
towards the tower.
This antenna rocks on 160. In tests with VE6AO and my DX IV GAP
the linear loaded sloper was always 2-3 s units better on signal
(don't ask me about how many dB an s unit is. That is a bottomless
have fun and "Just work'em"
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