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Subject: [TowerTalk] Horizontal loop and ladderline project
From: Kevin Hemsley" < (Kevin Hemsley)
Date: Fri, 20 Jul 2001 12:44:25 -0600
After much looking, I have finally found a source for utility poles.  In
addition to a new 60 foot tower, I am putting up five 40 foot utility poles;
four of which will be supports for a 160M horizontal loop, and the fifth
pole will provide support for future wire antenna experiments.  I plan to
plant the utility poles about 5 feet deep making the poles 35 feet high.  My
plan is to plant the four corners of the horizontal loop about 150 feet from
the shack.  Part of the sales pitch to my XYL is to bury the feed line out
to the loop.

Are there any issues with running 450 ohm ladderline in PVC pipe
underground?  True open wire line would probably be best (like W7FGs), but
I'm not sure how to "discretely" bring it back to the shack.

I am also looking for ideas for corner wire supports for the horizontal

Kevin Hemsley

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