It "works" as a way of getting the Hy-Tower on 160 meters.
1) the resulting antenna is an inverted L of about 24' height.
2) The feed impedance is quite low (SWR will be relatively
high unless you have a very lossy ground system).
3) The efficiency of a 24' tall inverted L will be quite low
4) The inverted L will have a substantial amount of high angle
horizontally polarized response (as much or more than the
low angle, vertically polarized response ... particularly
if you have poor ground and/or a sparse radial system).
The MK-160A is very expensive ($120 list) for what it is -
an ordinary 40 meter trap. The MK-160A is one half of the
DP-2BDQ trap dipole which lists for $140!
You can save a lot (ca. $65) by buying a PAIR or Reyco KW40
traps from AES ($42.99 @ www.aesham.com) or Radioware/Radiobooks
($41.79 @ www.radiobooks.com) and essentially making your own
... Joe, K4IK
> -----Original Message-----
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> [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org] On Behalf Of Gregg
> E. Salomone
> Sent: Thursday, June 17, 2004 10:04 PM
> To: TowerTalk@contesting.com
> Subject: [TowerTalk] Hygain MK160A
> Has anyone had any experience with this modification for 160
> meter operation as an accessory to the Hygain Hytower?
> Thanks & 73
> Gregg N9NY
See: http://www.mscomputer.com 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.
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