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[Towertalk] Can my 40' tower be a 160m vertical?

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Subject: [Towertalk] Can my 40' tower be a 160m vertical?
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Date: Thu, 26 Sep 2002 13:07:09 +0000
Also Jim, you'll need something to receive on.  The 
shunt fed tower is a vertical and you'll get all sorts 
of noise.  There's a website that has a compendium of 
lowband beverage, pennants, flags, delta, and other loop 
type receiving antennas.  I don't it off hand but 
inquire here and others will send the url.  Phil
> Hello all. I've always been under the impression that one had to have a 100'
> or taller tower in order to shunt feed it for 160m. Therefore, for years
> I've been fooling with long wires, random wires, low (25') windoms, slopers
> etc. without a lot of luck. Plus I'm only running 100w.  But I happened
> across a recent thread where WL7M is using his 40' Rohn on 160/80m. Now I'm
> wondering if I can do this with my 40' freestanding tower and get better
> results with DX. Here's what I have: 40' freestanding tower, Mosley TA-33
> w/40m kit, 3 phillystran guy wires, each leg to a grounding rod and about 8
> random length radials buried from the tower base in conjuction with a W9INN
> all-band wire sloper. Is this a viable setup for using the tower on160m
> operation? If so, are there any good books/instructions on exactly how to do
> this? I'm also contemplating a Butternut HF2V 80/40 with the 160m kit which
> would end up being about 31' in length. Winter will be approaching fast and
> I want to get something different going on Top Band. Plus the fact that I've
> been inactive for about 3 years, I'm getting itchy! I've worked about 25-30
> countries with the various wire setups and 100w over the years. Looking to
> try something different. I'm currently using a Cushcraft AP8 vertical for
> 80/40/WARC operation. That antenna, while serving me well when we lived in
> an apartment years ago, is really lacking when it comes to 80 meter
> operation. That is one of the reasons I'm thinking about the Butternut.
> Bottom line, I REALLY need to improve my 80/160m situation. Thanks for any
> help!
> Jim K2JL
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