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[Towertalk] 160 Meter Sloper

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Subject: [Towertalk] 160 Meter Sloper
Date: Sat, 20 Jul 2002 15:47:41 -0400

     Check out a posting from Tom N4KG dated Jan 7 of this year in the TT
archives.  It contains a lot of good performance and installation info on

GL es 73 de
Gene Smar  AD3F
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From: Bill Parry <>
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Date: Saturday, July 20, 2002 10:10 AM
Subject: [Towertalk] 160 Meter Sloper

>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
>approximately 45 degrees. ...I don't want to climb my tower to put my
>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
>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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