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[Towertalk] 160 Meter Sloper

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Subject: [Towertalk] 160 Meter Sloper
From: (Bill Parry)
Date: Sat, 20 Jul 2002 08:52:52 -0500
I'm planning to put up a 1/4 wave sloper for 160. I understand that the
usual approach is to ground the shield of the coax at the top of the tower
and connect a 1/4 wave of wire to the hot side of the coax and run it out at
approximately 45 degrees. ...I don't want to climb my tower to put my sloper
up and I have a pulley mounted at the top of the tower.

Can I attach the ground side of the coax to wire and run it back down the
tower, grounding it at the bottom of the tower? This will allow me to put up
the sloper without climbing the tower. (Tower is 120 feet tall with a
tribander and 2 element stacked on top.) It seems like this would be about
the same thing as using the tower as the ground.

Bill, W5VX

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