If you can lay yours hands on one, the July 2001 issue of CQ mag has an
article by Dick Stroud W9SR on his Large, Remotely-tuned Loop for HF DX.
It's a 160M full-wavelength horizontal loop and it sounds identical to your
planned skyhook. Dick built his with vacum caps and a pair of large, tapped
inductors and a BIG rotary switch, but you can get away with air variable
caps and smaller coils if you're planning on running barefoot.
GL es 73 de
Gene Smar AD3F
From: Byron Tatum <firstname.lastname@example.org>
To: TowerTalk@contesting.com <TowerTalk@contesting.com>
Date: Thursday, March 13, 2003 7:54 PM
Subject: [TowerTalk] Antenna Question
> I am looking at building the antenna tuner remotely controlled, in a
>large weatherproof box I have been saving. My thoughts are to have the box
>mounted on a support on ground in area under feedpoint, so the run of open
>wire line would be fairly short, then coax into house. It is not possible
>have my tuner in the house where the station is.
> Anyway, if anyone has any recommendations I most certainly am open to
>all! My thoughts at this time are to use the dual roller inductor tuner as
>described in Measures article, however with my lower power levels I believe
>I can use some of the surplus roller coils I have salvaged out of Collins
> I was curious about lightning protection on this type of system, any
> Thanks to all, Byron WA5THJ.
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