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Subject: [TowerTalk] Strange antenna
From: (Peter Larsen)
Date: Mon, 08 Oct 2001 22:58:46 +0100
Yesterday I put a 102 inch whip on a L bracket at the feed
point of my 160 meter inverted L antenna. I have 16 full 
sized radials for 160, but the antenna is down. (All of my
antennas are down) 
So I thought that I would be on ten meters. I put a 10 foot 
coil (6 inch center) of 213 at the base as a jumper from the
feed point to the L bracket. It worked only on 12 meters.
I replaced the 213 with 1 foot of 58/U foam and now it works 
from 15 meters (2.1 swr) all  the way through ten (1.1 swr)
Very strange, but I have worked W6, W3, and JA with it.
(OK no real DX but still fun)
I talked with a W3 for 30 minutes and he gave me a 57 to 59,
He was running 800 watts and a 2 elem quad, I was running 100 
watts and the whip. 
So What is up with this antenna?
If any one wants a picture of the whip please e-mail me off of
the reflector. 

 Peter J. Larsen

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