[Top] [All Lists]

[TowerTalk] 80 / 160 verticle

Subject: [TowerTalk] 80 / 160 verticle
From: "S. J. Blackwell" <>
Date: Fri, 07 Nov 2003 23:03:56 +0000
List-post: <>
I am in the process of putting up a free standing 1/4 wave verticle for 80 mtrs. Plan also to use on 160 mtrs with decoupling ckt and T top loading, for transmitting only, seperate recv antennas.

Now to the question at hand: the tower is grounded and will be fed with a gamma match on each band. Band selection would be by simply switching the coax feed from one gamma match to the other, leaving the unused band's gamma floating, switching both ctr conductor and shield. Seems reasonable to me and simple. Simple seems to always mean something is overlooked. What is it? Oh yes, plenty of space for radials and plenty of available copper wire.

Sam, W5LU

Frustrated with dial-up? Get high-speed for as low as $26.95. (Prices may vary by service area.)


See: for "Self Supporting Towers", "Wireless Weather Stations", and lot's more. Call Toll Free, 1-800-333-9041 with any questions and ask for Sherman, W2FLA.

TowerTalk mailing list

<Prev in Thread] Current Thread [Next in Thread>
  • [TowerTalk] 80 / 160 verticle, S. J. Blackwell <=