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Re: [TowerTalk] Antenna for 40 & 80

Subject: Re: [TowerTalk] Antenna for 40 & 80
From: "Paul Playford" <>
Date: Wed, 4 Aug 2004 18:03:13 -0000
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FWIW, I use an 18HT on 160 with elevated radials.  The first version
followed Hygain's method of base loading with a big coil at the feed point.
Turns out that there is a high voltage point between the top of the tower
and the stinger - I blew a big hole in the insulator while running full
power.  Now the Hytower is top loaded and works great.

With the elevated radials the feed point z is about 20 ohms so I feed it
with an unun.  I get about 60 Khz bandwidth at the 2:1 swr points.

de Paul, W8AEF

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Dan Bookwalter" <>
To: <>
Sent: Wednesday, August 04, 2004 1:55 PM
Subject: [TowerTalk] Antenna for 40 & 80

> Hello All
> i know this isnt exactly tower related but i think it
> shoul dbe ok...
> my plan was to use 1 feedline to feed a 40m and 80m
> Inv V , but , i have lost the support to tie one end
> of the antenna to , this will be going on my TX-472
> crankup. i currently have a 160m Inv L going up one
> side of the tower. i am looking around for other
> configurations to use for 40/80.
> any ideas ??
> i do have an 18HT i could put up , but , i was hoping
> to avoid that...
> Dan N8DCJ


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