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RE: [TowerTalk] Hygain MK160A

To: "'Gregg E. Salomone'" <>,<>
Subject: RE: [TowerTalk] Hygain MK160A
From: "Joe Subich, K4IK" <>
Date: Sat, 19 Jun 2004 10:45:31 -0400
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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 @ or Radioware/Radiobooks 
($41.79 @ and essentially making your own 


   ... Joe, K4IK 

> -----Original Message-----
> From:
> [] On Behalf Of Gregg 
> E. Salomone
> Sent: Thursday, June 17, 2004 10:04 PM
> To:
> 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


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